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Jake Owen biography

Date of birth : 1981-08-28
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Vero Beach, Florida
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-03-05
Credited as : Country music singer, Easy Does It, Tell Me

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Jake Owen is an American country music artist. Signed to RCA Records Nashville in 2005, Owen released his debut album Startin' with Me that year.

Jake Owen was raised in Vero Beach, Fla., and grew up with a passion for sports. At age 12, he took up golf and soon realized he had the knack for it. Before long, he had his eye on the professional circuit. When he enrolled at Florida State University (along with fraternal twin Jarrod), Owen became a walk-on member of the golf team, but a serious waterskiing accident quickly ended his professional golf aspirations. Instead of studying, he spent his downtime learning how to play his neighbor's guitar. One night, he heard somebody in a campus bar playing songs on stage. The next day, he asked the manager how he could sign up for the same gig. Within a few hours, Owen was onstage singing, too, making $75 a night, drinking free beer and attracting the eyes of college girls. He formed a band called Yee Haw Junction and started putting original songs in his set of country covers. Although he had only nine credit hours of college until his degree, he left for Nashville. He spent a lot of time writing songs in his apartment. One of his songs, "Ghost," was almost cut by Kenny Chesney. That close call brought Owen's music to the attention of RCA Records. Within two years of moving to Nashville, Owen signed to the label and released his debut album, Startin' With Me, in 2006.

"Something About a Woman" was released in late 2007 as the third single from Owen's album. In September 2007, he and country quartet Little Big Town joined country duo Sugarland's tour.[9] During this tour, the three acts began performing "Life in a Northern Town" (a cover of British pop group The Dream Academy's hit single from 1985) together. A music video of their live performance was aired on the network CMT. In April 2008, a recording of this performance entered the Billboard country charts based on unsolicited airplay.

Owen released his second studio album, Easy Does It, on February 24, 2009. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and #13 on the Billboard 200. The lead-off single to the album, "Don't Think I Can't Love You" became his first Top 5 country hit, reaching #2 on the Hot Country Songs chart in April 2009. "Eight Second Ride," a song which was originally on Startin' with Me and newly recorded for Easy Does It, is the album's second single. The song debuted at #57 on the Hot Country Songs chart in June 2009 and peaked at #11 in January 2010. "Tell Me" was the album's third single.

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