Jake Owen cannonballs into the summer song waters with a big splash ! Barefoot Blue Jean Night, the title cut from Jake’s upcoming third studio album, is the fastest rising single of Jake’s hot career.
But the song, the singer and the summer are just heating up. Jake has just finished putting his hard-working, playful signature on its visual accompaniment – a sizzling hot, cool video of fun in the sun and passionate barefoot blue jean nights.
Now, I don’t know if it’s Jake’s rugged playfulness, the foot-stomping rockin’ melody, the deep, howling harmonies or all of the above, but the song, the singer and the video are totally … Damn !
And not surprising, it didn’t take long for others to notice as comments like “Awesome video, when can I vote for it?” a fan immediately questions over at CMT.com.
Jake Owen began his country music journey after a water skiing accident curtailed the talent and the eye he had on the professional golf circuit during college. His recovery time was spent learning to play a neighbor’s guitar, signing up on campus to play bar gigs then refocusing his swing on a birdie heading to Nashville where this singer-songwriter wasted no time being noticed or learning and mastering his craft while on tour with country music greats such as Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson.
“I think when I first got my deal and went on tour right off the bat with these superstars,” Jake admits, “I felt like I was in a dream world. When you tour with someone, they’re putting their name out there and tagging you along with it. Because of this, I now feel like I’m accepted, whereas before I was wondering if things were going to work or not.”
Well, Jake and things certainly are working. As he prepares for the August 30, 2011 release of his third studio album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night, Jake, his hot single and cool video are heating up the summer concert circuit with country great Keith Urban during the US leg of Keith’s Get Closer tour, a tour guaranteed to culminate in lots of steamy Barefoot Blue Jean Nights.