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Jake Owen

When plans for a professional golfing career were derailed by an injury, country songwriter Jake Owen picked up a guitar and never looked back. A native of Vero Beach, Florida, Owen and his fraternal twin, Jarrod, grew up in the Florida sun playing sports like baseball and football before Jake turned to golf and Jarrod to tennis. They continued their respective sports together as students at Florida State University, until a water skiing accident resulted in reconstructive surgery for Jake. Off the golf team and struggling with depression, he borrowed a neighbor's guitar and passed the time teaching himself to play by listening to childhood favorites like Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Vern Gosdin, and Keith Whitley. Ambitious but inexperienced, with good looks and a smooth baritone, Owen was soon to be found playing country covers in campus bars for free beer and a few bucks. Growing tired of covers, he began penning his own songs, which were met with a positive response. This motivated him even more to follow his new dream of becoming a singer, eventually causing him to skip out on his remaining college classes -- only nine credit hours remained on his English and political science degree -- and head to Nashville. He constantly wrote songs in his Bellevue apartment, and a chance lunch meeting found producer Jimmy Ritchey (Clay Walker, Mark Chesnutt) befriending the young musician. For over a year, the two wrote songs together, including a track called "Ghost" (also co-written by Chuck Jones) that Kenny Chesney almost wound up recording -- the track would later be included on Owen's own album. Eventually, his friendship with Ritchey led to a meeting with Sony/BMG Nashville and resulted in a record contract for the determined 24-year-old, who already had his album basically finished. His debut, Startin' with Me, appeared in summer 2006 on RCA, spearheaded by the single "Yee Haw." As the song climbed higher in the charts, Owen supported the record on the road by opening for Kenny Chesney. In 2007, the title track ballad became the album's second single, reaching number six and spending a whopping 35-plus weeks on the Billboard country charts. "Don't Think I Can't Love You" appeared in the summer of 2008, heralding the release of his second full-length, Easy Does It, in February of 2009. Easy Does It spawned a number two hit in "Don't Think I Can't Love You," and "Eight Second Ride" peaked at number 11 in early 2010. He delivered his third album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night, in the summer of 2011. Barefoot Blue Jean Night was his biggest hit to date, launching number one country singles in its title track and "Alone with You." As the summer of 2012 wound to its end, he released the Endless Summer EP; the collection of four new songs came out that September. Owen returned in December of 2013 with his fourth studio album, the Joey Moi-produced Days of Gold; it was preceded by its title track lead single. ~ Corey Apar
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Stations Featuring
Jake Owen

    Country Party

    Country Party
    6 songs

    Country Love

    Country Love
    2 songs

    Outlaw Country

    Outlaw Country
    2 songs

    Heartbreak Hotel

    Heartbreak Hotel
    2 songs

    '00s Country

    5 songs

    Top Country

    7 songs

    Hot Summer Hits

    1 song

Albums by
Jake Owen

Top Songs by
Jake Owen

  1.   Song
  2.   Barefoot Blue Jean Night
  3.   Beachin'
  4.   Alone with You
  5.   Anywhere With You
  6.   The One That Got Away
  7.   Eight Second Ride
  8.   Summer Jam
  9.   Don't Think I Can't Love You
  10.   Yee Haw
  11.   Something About a Woman
  12.   Real Life
  13.   What We Ain't Got
  14.   Pass a Beer
  15.   Apple Pie Moonshine
  16.   Startin' with Me
  17.   Nobody Feelin' No Pain
  18.   Days of Gold
  19.   Tipsy
  20.   Keepin' It Country
  21.   Sure Feels Right
  22.   Tell Me
  23.   You Can Thank Dixie
  24.   1972
  25.   I Like You a Lot
  26.   Heaven
  27.   Drivin' All Night
  28.   Life of the Party
  29.   The Bad in Me
  30.   One Little Kiss (Never Killed Nobody)
  31.   Ghost Town
  32.   The Journey of Your Life
  33.   The Best I Can
  34.   Tall Glass of Something
  35.   Good Timing
  36.   The Bottle and Me
  37.   Steal My Kisses
  38.   Settin' the World on Fire
  39.   Who Said Whiskey (Was Meant to Drink a Woman Away)
  40.   Green Bananas
  41.   Every Reason I Go Back
  42.   Easy Does It
  43.   Cherry on Top
  44.   Anything for You
  45.   Long Night with You
  46.   Hard Not to Love You
  47.   Surefire Feeling
  48.   Mele Kalikimaka
  49.   Wide Awake
  50.   Nothin' Grows in Shadows
  51.   After the Music's Stopped
  52.   Ghosts
  53.   Places to Run

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