Jake Owen readies new CD, gets Grammy nomination
Friday, December 5, 2008
– Readying a new CD, Jake Owen received his first Grammy nomination for this week for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for Life In A Northern Town
with Sugarland and Little Big Town.
"I am truly blown away. ACM, CMA and GRAMMY nods in one year...that's nuts. Can you believe it? I honestly can't. I am honored by the nomination and proud to share it with Sugarland and Little Big Town. Being on the CMT tour with them last year and joining them on this song is something that I will always cherish." This also marked the first time he was nominated for Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards.
Owen's self-penned new single Don't Think I Can't Love You now is in the top 25. The song is the first single off his sophomore album, "Easy Does It," due on Feb. 24, 2009.
Since releasing his debut, Owen enjoyed 3 consecutive hit singles including his top 15 debut single, Yee Haw, the top 10 Startin' With Me and the top 15 Something About A Woman.
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