The number one just might start being Jake Owen’s favorite number. His songs sure seem to like it.
For two consecutive weeks, Owen’s hit single, “Alone with You,” holds the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. In addition, this week the song jumped to the No. 1 spot on Country Aircheck as well. This marks back-to-back chart toppers for Jake and the second multi-week No. 1 single from his album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
The third single from Barefoot Blue Jean Night will be “The One That Got Away.” Jake says the song, which he co-wrote with BMI and ACM Songwriter of the Year Dallas Davidson and Jimmy Ritchey, tells a true story.
“I’m from Vero Beach, FL, and every summer, girls would come to town with their families. One summer, this girl and I were totally inseparable and after she left, I never saw her again. That’s where the idea for this song came from. The first few lines are: She rolled in / My little sandy town / She spent the summer there / A couple houses down / Well it was magic in the air / When she caught my eye / We shared three short months / And one long goodbye.”
Along with topping the charts, Jake is also hitting the news stands. He’s featured in Entertainment Weekly’s Music Issue, which hits stands today. He made their list of “The 30 Greatest Artists Right Now,” which includes all genres of music. Plus, he’s got even more print. He’s currently featured in People Country Magazine’s “Hottest Guys” issue. He will also be featured in Country Weekly’s “Hottest Bachelor” issue, on stands April 23.
This weekend, Jake will perform in the “little sandy town” of Vero Beach, FL and give back to the community where he grew up. His hometown benefit concert will be held on Saturday, April 7 at 8:00 p.m. at the Citrus Bowl/Billy Livings Field at Vero Beach High School. Jake’s RCA label mates, Love and Theft, will open the show. The sold-out show was originally supposed to take place on December 10, 2011, but was cancelled due to public safety concerns caused by inclement weather. All tickets issued for the original date of the concert will be valid.