Owen stands alone at number one
Monday, March 26, 2012
– Jake Owen scored back-to-back number one singles as Alone with You
holds the top spot this week on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.
Owen takes over from Taylor Swift, who held the number one spot with Ours.
"When we started playing Alone with You out on the Keith Urban tour last year," he said, "I realized that it was a song people really connected to. At the very end of the song, when I would sing, 'But you kiss me when you're drunk,' people would literally laugh out loud. And I think it's because they had been there, done that. Guys and girls could relate to it. So, when it came time to choose the follow-up single to Barefoot Blue Jean Night, I just trusted my gut instinct and the overwhelming response from the people at our shows. I am so thankful to so many people right now."
Owen will perform the song tonight on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, which airs on NBC at 11:35 p.m. Eastern.
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