Thursday, June 16, 2011
– Jake Owen announced Wednesday that his third studio album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night, will be released on Aug. 30.
"It is kind of ironic that my new album is being released on Aug. 30, 2 days after I turn 30, and this is my third record," Owen said. "This album is a big step for me and my career, and I can't wait for people to hear it."
The forthcoming album includes 11 tracks, 6 produced by Joey Moi and Rodney Clawson and 5 tracks produced by Tony Brown.
The debut single, the title track, is the fastest rising single of Owen's career. It currently holds the number 17 position on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and is 16 on Country Aircheck. The song is currently 8 on the Digital Country Songs chart, selling more than 44,000 downloads, up 41 percent from last week.
Owen hits the road with Keith Urban this weekend for the kick-off dates of the Get Closer 2011 World Tour, which begins tonight in Biloxi, Miss. "I have always wanted to go out on the road with Keith," Owen said. "He really inspires me as a songwriter, musician and entertainer. Keith is the real deal and one of the most amazing talents our genre has ever seen."
"It meant the world to me that Keith called me up last week and invited me to join him on stage for a song during his set at LP Field," he said. "Performing Don't Think I Can't Love You with him was definitely a career highlight. To have Keith playing electric guitar and singing harmony with me on a song that I wrote was so awesome. Then, when the audience sang the words back to us at the top of their lungs, it was the coolest moment I have experienced in my career so far. It was surreal."