Jake Owen is sitting on the top of the world right now. That’s an over-used expression, but fitting in Jake’s case. With “The One That Got Away” on the top of CMT’s Top 20 videos, and last week’s No. 1 on Bob Kingsley’s Top 40, this American Country Awards ‘Breakthrough Artist of the Year’ plans to close out 2012 with a Hometown Benefit Show in Vero Beach, Fla. tomorrow night. And all that coming off a very successful headlining CMT Tour. Jake has also been added to the lineup for Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, Wisc., July 18-21. We’ll have more on that later.
All of the CMT excitement will continue this weekend as Jake closes out his first headlining tour “CMT ON TOUR JAKE OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012” with the final stop – a benefit concert in his hometown of Vero Beach, FL, on Saturday, December 15 to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Autism Speaks and other local Vero Beach charity organizations. Jake has successfully raised the bar for the annual nationwide CMT Tour by setting the record for the most consecutive sold-out shows to date, with sell-outs in the major markets of Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Des Moines, Detroit, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, New York and St. Louis amongst other cities.
His high-energy live show and captivating songs have garnered the attention of headlining acts (Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw) and media alike. The Kansas City Star writes, “He drew a rowdy, sold-out crowd of more than 2,500 fans, most of whom treated him like the kind of guy who fills arenas, not theaters.” In 2013, Jake will join Jason Aldean’s NIGHT TRAIN TOUR.
“This past year has completely changed my life,” said Jake. “There have been so many firsts and milestone moments – first headlining tour, back-to-back No. 1 singles, the birth of my daughter. I’m really trying to soak it all in. I can’t thank country radio, my team and my fans enough for all of their support. I wouldn’t be where I am without you.”
Since releasing his chart-topping album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night Jake has emerged as one of country music’s leading vocalists. The album has delivered three consecutive No. 1 hit singles, the first two of which held the top spot on the chart for multiple weeks – the PLATINUM-selling title track, GOLD-certified “Alone with You" and “The One That Got Away.”
In addition to Jake’s web site, be sure to visit his facebook page, and follow him on Twitter @jakeowen.
As we get closer to Christmas, my schedule is getting really full – but I’ll be back soon as I can with more country music news.
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