He was 32 years old at the time of auditioning and was from Star City, Arkansas, U.S.
For the blind auditions he chose to sing "Good Girls Go Bad" by Cobra Starship ft. Leighton Meester but none of the coaches turned their chairs around. Due to three of the coaches not filling their teams by the end of the auditions, some contestants were given a second chance, including Jared. For his second audition he sang "Not Ready to Make Nice" by Dixie Chicks. Blake Shelton turned his chair around and Jared defaulted to his team.
For the battle rounds Blake chose to team him up with fellow contestants Elenowen and gave them the song "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. After the performance Blake chose to save Jared and Elenowen were eliminated from the competition.
For the quarterfinals he chose to sing "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon. He also performed with Blake and the rest of his team to "This Love" by Maroon 5. Jared was eliminated from the competition along with Patrick Thomas.
|Blind Auditions||"Good Girls Go Bad"||Cobra Starship ft. Leighton Meester|
|Blind Auditions||"Not Ready to Make Nice"||Dixie Chicks|
|Battle Rounds||"Ain't No Mountain High Enough"||Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell||Elenowen|
|Quarterfinals||"Use Somebody"||Kings of Leon|
|Quarterfinals||"This Love"||Maroon 5||Team Blake|