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Jake Owen’s sound check surprise

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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.

Jake Owen cancels shows due to flu

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One of country music’s brightest stars was forced to deliver some bad news to fans on Twitter yesterday. “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” singer Jake Owen sent out an apologetic message to fans after having to cancel his Houston, Texas concert due to the flu.

Jake said:

Sorry to my Houston friends… I’m unfortunately gonna miss you tonight. Laid up with the flu. I’ll make it up to ya. You’ve got my word.

Jake’s next tour date is tomorrow night in Vero Beach, Florida. It’s Jake’s annual concert to benefit the Jake Owen Foundation, and the closing night of “CMT On Tour: Jake Owen – The Summer Never Ends” with friends Love & Theft and Florida-Georgia Line. Will you be going? Tickets are still on-sale at jakeowen.net.

Jake Owen Baby News

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Congratulations to Jake Owen and his lovely wife, Lacey! The couple are celebrating the birth of their daughter today in Nashville, Tennessee. Olive Pearl Owen is named after Jake’s godmother who passed away in July of this year, one month before the pair announced that they were expecting. Olive weighed in at 6 pounds and 3 ounces and she is 19 1/2 inches long.

Jake shares:

“Lacey and I are so excited to start our own family. We are looking forward to teaching Pearl everything we learned from our parents and also learning from her.”

It’s the first child for the four-time American Country Awards nominee, who will also be performing on the December 10th award show on FOX.

Jason Aldean Announces 1st Leg of Night Train Tour

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Great news for country music fans who couldn’t get tickets to Jason Aldean‘s sold-out shows at Fenway this year – he announced the first leg of his 2013 “Night Train Tour”! The tour will feature special guests Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett and will sure to be one of the don’t miss tours next year. The tour kicks off in Bossier City, LA on February 21st and wraps up the 23-city tour in May.

It’s been a big year for Jason, who can’t wait for his new headlining tour. He shares:

“The thing I’m most excited about for next year is getting to add some new songs off the ‘Night Train’ album into my show.  As a musician, it’s great to be able to shake up the set list and think of cool ways to present these new songs in the live show.  We’re already working on some cool production ideas, and we’re going to come back from the holidays ready to go.  I’m a big fan of both Jake and Thomas Rhett, so it’ll be awesome to have those guys out with us.”

Jason solidified his stadium headliner status when the first announced stadium dates of the 2013 Night Train Toursold out in just minutes at the on sale over the past three weeks.  In 2013 Aldean will play to sold out crowds at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA (4/13), with a two-night stand at Boston’s Fenway Park (7/12 and 7/13) before heading to Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Check out the list of cities he’ll hit below and let us know which stop you’re excited for:

Jason Aldean Announces 2nd Show at Fenway Park

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It took only seven minutes for Jason Aldean‘s July 13th show at Boston’s Fenway Park to sell out. He is the first country act to headline the famous Green Monster, and due to the fast sellout time, the Night Train Tour will add another show for Friday, July 12th. Aldean will be joined by special guests Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett.

If you were locked out of the sale today or just want to catch Aldean’s magic two nights in a row, presale tickets are available to Aldean’s fan club on Tuesday Oct. 30, Red Sox season ticket holders on Wed., Oct. 31 and through WKLB on Thurs., Nov. 1. The general sale is Fri., Nov. 2 at 10am ET and can be purchased at the Orpheum Theater box office, LiveNation.com or by calling 1-800-514-3849. Tickets will not be available at the Red Sox ticket office.

Jake Owen Makes CMT History with First Headlining Tour

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Jake Owen is going down in the books: his first headlining tour, CMT On Tour Jake Owen: The Summer Never Ends 2012, has become the CMT tour with the most consecutive sold-out shows for the annual tour in its eleven-year existence.

The tour kicked off on October 10th in New York, NY, followed by a show in Detroit last week. Jake, with the accompaniment of special guests Love and Theft and Florida Georgia Line, will be performing in cities including: Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Des Moines, IA; Minneapolis, MA; Milwaukee, WI; and St. Louis, MO before it wrapping up in his hometown of Vero Beach, FL mid-December.

CMT On Tour has been the referred to as the “proving ground” for young country acts in the past, such as Keith Urban, Sugarland, Rascal Flatts, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, and Brad Paisley.

Jake’s current hit, “The One That Got Away,” has reached the Top 10 on country radio charts and continues to climb upward. For more information on the tour that’s selling out fast, go to www.cmtontour.cmt.com.

 

Florida Georgia Line to Release Debut Album “Here’s to the Good Times” on 12/4

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All summer long, the guys of Florida Georgia Line have been cruising up the charts with their infectious first single, “Cruise,” which was recently certified GOLD and has drawn Twitter buzz from the likes of Taylor Swift, Keith Urban & Jennifer Nettles. On the heels of that hit, the duo will be releasing their debut album, Here’s To The Good Times, on December 4th.

“Releasing our debut album is a dream come true! We can’t wait to share our lives through music with our amazing fans,” said FGL’s Brian Kelley. His band mate, Tyler Hubbard  added, “There truly is something for everyone on this album and we could not be more proud of it!”

The Night Train Rides Into Stadiums in 2013

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Tuesday was the release of Jason Aldean‘s newest album, “Night Train,” and he certainly shot out of the station at high speed. Today, Jason made major surprise announcement when he shared the news of stadium dates planned for his 2013 Night Train Tour.

Jason kicked off the day at Boston’s Fenway Park to announce his July 13, 2013 date, making history as the first country artist to ever play within the confines of the Green Monstah. Then, he traveled to Chicago’s Wrigley Field this afternoon and announced a July 20 tour stop. The lifelong Georgia Bulldogs fan ended the day in Athens, Georgia by surprising a crowd of UGA students who thought they were attending a pep rally. When the curtain dropped, Jason appeared to reveal that he will hold the first ever concert at Sanford Stadium on April 13, 2013. He followed the surprise with a special performance for fans.

Nominees for ACAs Announced

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The nominees were just announced earlier this morning for this year’s American Country Awards. The third edition of the fan-voted award show will once again air live on FOX from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. While the co-hosts remain the same with Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, there is something new about the award show – the addition of the “Song Of The Year” category which will honor country music’s top songwriters of 2012. The nominees for Song of the Year are determined by the National Songwriters Association International (NSAI). The award show will air live on December 10th on FOX at 8 pm EST.

Artists leading all nominees this year are Luke Bryan with seven, and Lady Antebellum tying for second with Zac Brown Band with six nominations each. Eric Church and Taylor Swift both have five nominations each. Check out the full list of nominees below and let us know who you’ll be voting for. Fans can vote at theacas.com for their favorite artists, and make sure to tune in December 10th to see who wins!

Performers and presenters will be announced shortly, so stay tuned for that announcement too!

Jake Owen’s Song Used for Hart of Dixie

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If you watch a lot of television you may have noticed a familiar song during the CW’s promo for the drama “Hart of Dixie.” The channel has chosen Jake Owen‘s single “The One That Got Away” as the backing song for its promotional videos and teasers for the new season. The new season of Hart of Dixie premieres Tuesday, October 2nd. Check out the promo here on Youtube.

Jake Owen is heading out on his first headlining tour with CMT On Tour this fall. He’ll be hitting the road with hot country duos Love & Theft and Florida-Georgia Line. He released his new EP “Endless Summer” digitally yesterday. Have you picked up your copy yet?