Gwen Stefani ‘Blown Away’ By Ben Allen’s Cover Of Iconic Kenny Chesney Song On ‘The Voice’

The Voice fan-favorite Ben Allen tried his hand at a Kenny Chesney song during the first episode of the live…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 30, 2020


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Ben Allen, Gwen Stefani; Photos Courtesy The Voice

The Voice fan-favorite Ben Allen tried his hand at a Kenny Chesney song during the first episode of the live rounds on Monday evening (Nov. 30), serving up an emotional rendition of the Chesney’s 2003 hit, “There Goes My Life.”

Allen, who previously wowed the judges with covers of songs originally recorded by artists such as Luke Combs and Brooks & Dunn, showcased his traditional country vocals throughout the beloved song and managed to make the multi-week No.1 his own. He even received a standing ovation from Blake Shelton, John Legend and Gwen Stefani.

Allen was initially a member of Team Blake, however, Stefani stole him for Team Gwen during the Knockouts.

“I’m so excited to have country on my team,” Stefani said at the time. “I’m on country radio right now with Blake Shelton so this just feels right.”

After his performance, Stefani praised Allen’s song selection and arrangement and went on to share her excitement over having him as a team member.

“Ben, I just feel really lucky to have you on my team,” she told him. “It was beautiful. It was really, really nice to hear your voice like that.”

Stefani also Tweeted about Allen’s performance, saying she was “blown away” by his time on the stage.

Fans can vote for Ben Allen to advance to the next round by visiting the official The Voice voting website, casting a vote via The Voice’s official app or voting from their Google Assistant. There is a limit of 10 votes per artist per method.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.