Cedartown native Jason Wilkes, who goes by WILKES as a solo artist, appeared on March 6 on NBC's "The Voice." He was selected for Team Blake. 


Singing the The Wallflower's 1996 hit "One Headlight," Cedartown native Jason Wilkes, going simply as WILKES on NBC's "The Voice" will continue onward in the show after Blake Shelton chose him to join an already talented team of singers. 

He's a Cedartown native now living in Waleska. The country-pop artist began his career in music at 16 in High Flight Society, and worked previously in the backing band for Sam Hunt.

The band halted touring in 2012 following the sudden death of drummer Scotty Lockridge. When the band stopped performing, Wilkes worked for a while as worship leader.

He later joined Christian rock band "Disciple" as a bass player as a background and co-lead vocalist, and took part in the band's 2014 album "Attack" that reached 44 on the Billboard 200 of Christian music.

A previous solo EP under his stage name was put together in 2014 as well, which resulted in the 2015 8-song release of "Shells."

Wilkes also recently released a 3-song EP called "No Filter, Part 1" and last year's single "Stealing from Heaven" (See this story online for a link.)

Wilkes joins teammates Pryor Baird, Spensha Baker, Austin Giorgio, Brett Hunter, Kyla Jade, JessLee, Kaleb Lee and Jason Strom after his selection Tuesday night.