Jake Owen Basic Facts:
Name: Joshua Ryan Owen
Birthday: August 28, 1981
Hometown: Vero Beach, FL
Country Style: Contemporary Country
Jake Owen Songwriting:
Jake Owen co-wrote all 11 tracks on his debut album Startin' With Me, and 8 of the 10 songs on his sophomore release, Easy Does It.
Suggested Jake Owen Songs:
Jake Owen Biography:
While opening up a savings account in Nashville, Jake talked with the teller, mentioning he was a singer and songwriter. She asked him if he had any recordings, and he gave her a CD of his songs, which she passed on to the Warner/Chappell Music publishing company.
"Ghosts" Leads To Record DealThe next step towards Owen getting his record deal was meeting songwriter and producer Jimmy Ritchey. They got together with Chuck Jones to write some songs, and the result was the song "Ghosts." They pitched it to Kenny Chesney, who put it on hold, but eventually didn't record it. But, the song did get Owen noticed by Sony BMG execs, who signed him to a record deal with RCA Records. This is where Owen was asked to change his name, so as not to be confused with Josh Turner or Josh Gracin.
Yee Haw!Jake released his first single "Yee Haw" in early 2006, and it became his first Top 20 single, peaking at No. 16 on the charts. His debut album, Startin' With Me, was released in the summer of 2006. He gained recognition that year as an opening act for both Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.
Owen had further success with his second single, the title track, which spent more than thirty-five weeks on the charts, and became his first Top 10 song, peaking at No. 6.
In 2007, Owen was added as an opening act for Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn. He released his third single, "Something About a Woman," in September, and then joined Sugarland's CMT Change for Change Tour, along with Little Big Town. It was on this tour that the three acts began performing the Dream Academy song "Life in a Northern Town" during shows. They also performed it on the CMT Music Awards in 2008.
No Sophomore JinxIn 2009, Jake released his sophomore album, Easy Does It, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. The lead single, "Don't Think I Can't Love You" is Jake's highest charting single to date, sitting at No. 4 on the April 11, 2009 Billboard Country Songs chart.
In 2009, Jake is touring with Alan Jackson once more, as well as performing at many festivals and fairs throughout the country.