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Jake Owen

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Genre:Country
Rank:1941 history »
Rate:
5.0/5 from 4 users
Songs:55
Albums:6

Most popular songs

# Song LSI Rank
1After The Music's Stopped lyrics
2Heaven lyrics
3Unending lyrics
4Pass A Beer lyrics
51972 lyrics
6One Little Kiss (Never Killed Nobody) lyrics
7Something About A Woman lyrics
8Radio lyrics
9Places to Run lyrics
10Who Said Whiskey (Was Meant To Drink A Woman Away) lyrics

Most popular albums

# Album LSI Rank
1Days Of Gold [2013]
5,665
5,665
2Endless Summer (Ep) [2012]
6,959
6,959
3Startin' With Me [2006]
8,221
8,221
4Barefoot Blue Jean Night [2011]
5Easy Does It [2009]
6One Small Renaissance [2005]

Biography

When plans for a professional golfing career were derailed by injury, country songwriter Jake Owen picked up a guitar and never looked back. A native of Vero Beach, Florida, Jake 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 waterskiing accident resulted in reconstructive surgery for Jake. Off the golf team and struggling with depression, he borrowed a neighbor's guitar and passed 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, Jake could next be found playing country covers in campus bars for free beer and a few bucks. Soon growing tired of covers, he began penning his own songs that were met with a positive response. This motivated Jake 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 had 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 Jake'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, Jake supported the record on the road 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.

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     Dekan87 says:
    Like 030-03-2012 19:20
     
    Very obsessed with this song ATM
     idanosh6 says:
    Like 022-09-2011 12:37
     
     idanosh6 says:
    Like 006-01-2010 13:49
     
    Like 008-08-2007 16:34
     
    @ Yee Haw song
    this song cracks me up.
    Like 008-08-2007 16:32
     
    this song is incredible and it sounds so much like how i feel.
     sarrag says:
    Like 001-06-2007 17:32
     
    very genuine and sincere.
    i love it!!!
     giggles22 says:
    Like 022-07-2006 20:37
     
    @ Yee Haw song
    I love this song!!! It sounds redneck but I love it! I heard it on the radio for the first time the other day and I was like - I like this -! Yee Haw! lol!