Jake Owen Story
Joshua Jake Owen is a very successful country-music artist from America who rose to fame as soon as he released his first single “Yee Haw” from his first album “Startin’ with me”.
Jake and his twin brother Jarod were born on August 28, 1981 to parents Steve and Mitzi Owen. Jake played golf along with his brother at a professional level and wanted to pursue golf as a career after winning a tournament at the age of 15. The twins attended the Vero Beach High School and then went to the Florida State University. Jake’s golfing dreams were shattered when he injured his shoulder in a Wakeboarding accident and this incident led him to borrow his neighbor’s guitar. Depressed with his situation Jake found solace, confining himself with music.
Jake took up gigs at a local bar and began writing music and then moved to Nashville. Soon after, he landed a contract with the Music Row and in less than a year he had inked a deal with the RCA records. It was during this time that he changed his name from Joshua to Jake as per his record label, RCA’s suggestion.
Jake’s first two singles “Yee Haw” and “Startin’ with me” released in 2006 made it to the Billboard Hot Country Song listing and later that year, he released his first album “Startin’ with me”. In 2009, he released his second album “Easy does it”, which made it to Number 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart. His next album, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” conjured another hit track that topped the country music charts and “Alone with you”, from the same album was as successful too. With two explosive renditions, Jake was ready for his next record, which included two more no 1, hits “The One that Got Away” and “Anywhere with you”.
His subsequent album “Days of Gold” was released in 2013. Jake has also won the “Top New Male Vocalist” in 2009 and the “Breakthrough Artist of the Year” at the American Country Awards in 2012. His latest album “Real Life” was released in May 2015. Jake has also travelled for tours as an opening act for numerous other country artists, including Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town and Keith Urban.
Jake has a huge fan following among country music lovers. He has 1.76 million followers on Twitter and 1.8 million followers on Facebook.
Jake married Lacey Buchanan on 7th May, 2012 in Vero Beach, Florida, a month after their engagement. The couple has a daughter, Olive Pearl, who was born on 22nd November, 2012 and is two and a half years old. Recently the couple has decided to split, ending their three-year marriage.