Owen to host CMA preview webisode
Friday, October 23, 2009
– Jake Owen will host ABC.com's "The Countdown To Country Music's Biggest Night," a daily webisode special, leading up to the 43rd Annual CMA Awards, airing Nov. 11 on ABC.
Owen, currently charting with Eight Second Ride, will take on the hosting gig for the daily five-minute show at www.ABC.com Nov. 4-Nov. 12. Owen will take fans behind the scenes of the events leading up to the CMA Awards. Owen will also attend the CMA Awards, where he is nominated for the coveted "New Artist of the Year" award.
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