Jake Owen hits GMA on CD release day
Friday, February 20, 2009
– Jake Owen will kick off his album release day Tuesday of "Easy Does It" with a return visit to ABC's Good Morning America for a performance that will include the first single, the Top 10 Don't Think I Can't Love You.
Owen wrote 8 of the 10 songs on the CD. "I'm pretty fortunate to be around a lot of people that I look up to, and I think the common consistent lesson that I learn from all of them is that it's all about truth. Maybe it's not truth per se as far as your own life, but it's all about being truthful about today's society, about what people think or do. I made the record saying it how I want to say it. This is what I am...this is what I sing about...this is what I do. I love to hear where people come from. I like to hear what they're all about, and that's what makes music so different."
Owen first hit the national scene with the release of his debut album, "Startin' with Me," which launched a trio of hit singles, including the title track, Yee Haw and Something about a Woman.
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