Thursday, March 3, 2016
– Jake Owen's new single "American Country Love Song" premiered on iHeart and other stations today and will be hitting all digital retailers tonight
The song is the second single from a forthcoming album. "Real Life" came out in May 2015, but only reached 17 on the Billboard country charts.
Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley and Jaren Johnston of The Cadillc Three wrote the song, as having "the feeling of freedom and being young and adventurous," Owen said on his web site. "It is a broad-spectrum glance in a three-minute song that describes a couple of kids living that American country love song. It's also a much larger celebration of the love story that is America itself, from cowboys and cowgirls to cheerleaders and quarterbacks in small towns and big cities. It's the thought of, 'Hey, let's raise our glasses to the fact that we are all one in the same.' Wherever you live in this country, we are basically living one big American country love song."
As a promotional effort, Owens will drive a 1966 Volkswagen bus, which he has dubbed the "Love Bus," more than 1,000 miles from Nashville to Key West, Fla., beginning Saturday, to share new music. Fans can follow his progress through Instagram & Twitter (@jakeslovebus) He will also invite fans to meet up with him along the route, which will be revealed soon.
"I have always wanted to do this," he said. "Let's load up in this thing and take a road trip and see where it takes us and document the things that happen along the way. It goes right in line with the song."
"The purpose is to see firsthand that the lyrics of the single are real, whether you live in a big city or a small town. I want to be able to show that what I am singing about in this song is exactly what is happening on a day-to-day basis in America."
"My goal at this point in my life is to promote positivity and love. When I stop in a town and visit with people, they will realize that I am not just talking the talk, but I am walking the walk. We all need more positivity in our lives. I'm ready to bring it."