Jake Owen had a night of partying in Nashville on Tuesday night. His single “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) because of his sales exceeding one million digital downloads of the single. His single also spent two weeks at the top of charts as the number one song on Mediabase Country Singles Chart. To really top off the night, his album “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” was also celebrated as the number one country album on its release.
“I had never received a plaque until ‘Barefoot’ was certified gold and that was maybe two months ago,” said JAKE. “Then, I couldn’t believe it when I got one for ‘Eight Second Ride’ going gold, which was a song I wrote when I was in college at Florida State. And now, to be standing here with three plaques is just wild. I’m actually speechless. I’m just so grateful to so many people. I’m going to take a photo of these right now and send it to my mom and dad. They aren’t going to believe it.”
Sony Music Nashville’s Chairman and CEO Gary Overton was on-hand for the platinum party. He presented the plaques to Jake at the Sony Music Nashville offices for his three achievements.