Congratulations to Jake Owen tonight, as his single “Alone With You” has just been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for selling over 500,000 digital downloads to date. The single also currently holds the number two spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and number three on Country Aircheck. The music video for the song has nearly 2 million views on Vevo alone.
“Alone With You” is the second single off of Jake’s huge album “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” His album was a number one debut on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
“I’ve been out on the road touring non-stop for the past six years,” reflects Jake. “And my main goal has always been to try to connect with people. Now, it is just such a great feeling to know that ‘Alone with You’ and ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night’ are songs that people are connecting to. In this day and time, I never take anything for granted. To have a gold single AND a platinum single from my album means the world to me and I’m so grateful.”
“Barefoot Blue Jean Night” was the first single off of the album, and is nearing 1.5 million digital downloads to date. It was also seen as the 2011 summer anthem for many country music fans. Jake has sold-out eleven shows so far in 2012, and he’s excited to be part of the Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw “Brothers of the Sun” tour this summer. The stadium tour kicks off June 2nd.
“I can’t wait to get out on the road with Kenny and Tim,” says Jake. “They are two of the coolest guys in this business. And, I think it’s so wild that the tour kicks off in my home-state of Florida. It is going to be an awesome summer!”
Just in case you’re still not sure who Jake Owen is, or what he’s all about, check out his video to help fans get to know him below: