Jake Owen’s sound check surprise

Jake Owen.

Congratulations to Jake Owen! He had a bit of a surprise waiting for him at sound check this week – a gold certification from the RIAA for selling more than 500,000 copies of his hit single “The One That Got Away.” RCA Nashville executives were on-hand at Jake’s sound check yesterday afternoon with the news and plaque.

Jake Owen receives his gold certification for The One That Got Away after being surprised at sound check.

Jake Owen receives his gold certification for The One That Got Away after being surprised at sound check.

It was a pretty special moment for the country star, who co-wrote the “Barefoot, Blue Jean Night” album’s single with Dallas Davidson and Jimmy Ritchey.

Jake shared:

“If the excitement wasn’t already building just preparing to hit the road with friend Jason Aldean, it sure is now! I can’t thank Country radio and the fans enough for supporting my music. My band and I have been in rehearsals day in and day out getting our new show ready and I can’t wait to share it.”

In more serious news, our thoughts are with Jake and his family as his father begins radiation treatment this week. Steve, Jake’s dad, was diagnosed with cancer two months ago and starts today at the Mayo Clinic. We’re hoping for a fast recovery and we know he can beat it.

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