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VIDEO: Jake Owen – Summer Jam (lyrics)

Jake Owen.

Sony Music Nashville’s Jake Owen juts released the official lyric video to his new song “Summer Jam” from his current E.P. “Endless Summer.” The rising star is hitting the road with hot country duos Florida-Georgia Line and Love & Theft. Check out the official lyric video to his new tune below and let us know what you think of his EP – out TODAY!

Fans are able to enter a special contest “Create Your Summer Jam” and win some great prizes from Jake! All you need to do is upload a video with “Summer Jam” playing in the background to YouTube and you’re in to win! Entries are judged on creativity, originality, relevance to the Summer Jam theme, and enthusiasm. There are 10 limited edition “Infinity Wave” guitars to be given away during this contest, so make sure you get your entry in! For more information check out the contest’s official site here. Good luck!

Win a VIP Trip to CMA Awards & Meet Jake & Luke!

Luke Bryan & Jake Owen

Three very lucky fans will win VIP trips to the CMA Awards this November in Nashville, Tennessee and meet country cuties Luke Bryan and Jake Owen. Longhorn Steakhouse launched their “Go Country With Luke Bryan & Jake Owen In Nashville” sweepstakes. Three grand-prize winners will each receive a trip for two with round-trip airfare to Nashville, a two-night hotel stay from October 31st through to November 2nd, a backstage CMA Awards experience with Luke Bryan, a VIP lunch with Jake Owen, a delicious meal at a local Longhorn Steakhouse,  two $100 Longhorn gift cards, and an evening full of fun and country music at the 46th annual Country Music Association Awards.

Now through October 14th, fans can enter to win daily at longhornsteakhousesweeps.com. Each entrant will also have the chance for five additional entries by dining at a Longhorn Steakhouse during the promotional period and entering their receipt number online. The three grand prize winners will be announced on the Longhorn Facebook page on October 22nd.

Luke is pretty excited about the chance to show some country fans around Music City. He shares:

“Nashville is such a great city and it’s especially rockin’ around CMA Awards. I look forward to meeting the winners, hearing all about their Nashville experiences and showing them a little bit of what goes on behind the scenes of such an important night for me and the other artists.”

Good luck! What would you do for the chance to meet Luke or Jake?

Jake Owen Headlining CMT On Tour

Jake Owen.

Jake Owen let a little secret slip on Twitter this week. The “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” singer announced to fans that he’ll be headlining this year’s CMT On Tour, with special guests Florida-Georgia Line and Love & Theft. The tour will be called “CMT On Tour: Jake Owen: The Summer Never Ends 2012.”

“Awesome night in Detroit Fired up to announce I’m Headlining the @CMT Tour this fall with @LNTweet and @FLAGALine. Gonna be a party!!”


The tour kicks off on October 10th in New York City. Past CMT On Tour headliners include Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Sugarland, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Jamey Johnson, Keith Urban and Randy Houser. Jake first appeared on CMT On Tour in 2007 as the special guest for Sugarland.

Check out the list of official announced tour dates below and let us know if you’ll be going:

VIDEO: Jake Owen To Release New EP

Jake Owen.

Jake Owen will be keeping the Summer fun going right into the fall with the release of his brand new 4-song EP “Endless Summer.” The EP, which hits digital retailers on September 25th, celebrates a year since the release of his last record “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” He unofficially announced the news at his fan club party earlier this year in Nashville at CMA Fest, where he previewed one track from the EP titled “Summer Jam,” which was co-written by country music duo Florida-Georgia Line with Craig Wiseman.

“It’s been almost a year since our album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night, came out,” says Jake. “And, I started thinking that I really wanted to put out a few new tunes that had a summer vibe. So, we decided to cut four songs and put out an EP entitled Endless Summer. No one ever really wants the summer to end, right? Hopefully, these songs will be ones that keep the party going into the fall and people will crank them up loud when they are out on the water enjoying their own Endless Summer.”


Jake will serve for the first time as executive producer on his EP. Joey Moi, who produced Jake’s current single “The One That Got Away,” and Jake’s past two number one singles “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “Alone With You,” produced the EP.

Check out Jake’s video on his new EP below:

Florida Georgia Line Inks Deal with Republic Nashville


It’s already been a great summer for the guys of Florida Georgia Line as their first single “Cruise” climbs the country charts, but things just got even better! Yesterday, the duo signed their first-ever major record deal with Republic Nashville/BMLG. Additionally, Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley were selected for coveted opening slots on dates across the nation with Jake Owen and Brantley Gilbert, as well as the annual Country Throwdown Tour.

“Florida Georgia Line has built a gigantic army of loyal fans, one by one, door to door, who have rocked with them at shows all across the USA and Canada! Their talent, energy and work ethic are second to none and we could be no more proud to welcome Tyler and Brian into the Republic Nashville family,” said Republic Nashville President and Big Machine Label Group EVP Jimmy Harnen.

“What an honor and a blessing to be a part of such a great team and awesome label… This is another step in the FGL journey and I’m so pumped to see where this leads!” said Hubbard.

Kelley echoed his band mate’s excitement, “Our family just got bigger! We are so excited to work with everyone at the label. It’s a dream come true. We are ready to rock, ready to work and ready for the ride of our lives!”

Jake Owen and Wife Expecting First Child In November


Jake Owen and wife Lacey Buchanan Owen, announced today the happy couple will be expecting their first child, a baby girl in November. The news was announced exclusively to People magazine, and afterwards, Jake tweeted “Greatest day of my life. Point blank. Best ever. Wow.”

The couple got engaged on stage at Jake’s show on April 7th and married a month later on the beach.  “From the day I met her, there was no doubt in my mind I wanted to marry her, and we always knew we wanted a family,” Jake tells People. “We actually found out Lacey was pregnant after I asked her dad for his permission.”

“The way we saw it, the baby news was a bonus on top of the engagement, but we didn’t want anyone to think we were getting married because Lacey was pregnant, and we wanted to celebrate our wedding first.” Lacey added “We didn’t want to go public with it until we found out if it was a boy or a girl. The pregnancy was just something we wanted to keep for ourselves for a little while.”

Jake Owen is currently on tour with Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, on the Brothers of the Sun Tour, but he rushed himself home today from Ohio to Nashville to make his wife’s ultrasound appointment.

Both Jake and Lacey were surprised to hear they were having a baby girl, as Jake’s sister is a firm believer in the Chinese Birth Calendar, which told them they would be having a baby boy. “So when the technician said it was a girl, were were like, ‘Are you sure? She said she was as sure as she could be.”

 “Not only do I have a beautiful wife I get to spend my life with, I’m getting a baby too! You know with other people’s babies, they’ll say, ‘Do you want to hold the baby?’ And I always am excited to do that, but then you have to give the baby back. Now we get to keep the baby!”

To celebrate the big news, Jake is heading to the movies tonight in Nashville and is inviting his twitter friends to join! If you’re in the area and want to see “Ted is Real,” then head on over to Bellevue at 7pm! The movie is on Jake!

@jakeowen: To celebrate our awesome news, we are going to a movie tonight in Nash. Wanna join? 7pm. Bellevue 8. Gonna see Ted is Real. I’m buyin.


VIDEO: Jake Owen’s New Video for “The One That Got Away”


Have you checked out Jake Owen‘s awesome new video for “The One That Got Away”? We’re positive you won’t be disappointed!

Colt Ford and Jake Owen Have a New Single

Colt Ford.

With so much buzz surrounding Colt Ford’s latest sinlge “Back” with Jake Owen, Ford decided to more up the release date and make the single available on iTunes now!  “Back” is the first single off Ford’s new album, Declaration of Independence, which is set to hit stores on August 7th.  The song was written by Colt Ford, Shannon Houchins, Noah Gordon, and Mike Hartnett and finds Ford reminiscing about some of his favorite childhood memories.

This is such a personal song for me.  It’s my life.  It’s about my past and my future.  I talk about friends that are no longer here and I talk about the way I grew up…To have one of my best friends in the music business, Jake Owen, be a part of this song with me is a big deal.  It’s a song that I wanted a friend of mine to be a part of and Jake is just on fire and one of my favorite singers. He captured the emotion that I had in this song.  I think everyone, when they hear this song, will want to call home.

Buy your copy of “Back” on iTunes today!

Jake Owen OR Chris Young Autographed CD Winner


We loved all of the amazing concert shots we received for our Facebook contest…and it was super hard to pick a winner.

First, we narrowed the field down by the top vote-getters, and they were all great shots. However, this one really grabbed our attention! Congrats are in order for: Rachel Cameron (Photography), who shared this amazing pic of Josh Gracin!

Rachel, please email us at contact@keepinitcountryblog.com to claim your autographed Chris Young or Jake Owen CD!

Didn’t win this time? Stay tuned because we have plenty more great contests coming up soon!

CMT Music Awards Presenters Announced


With only two days remaining until the 2012 CMT Music Awards, Nashville is brimming with excitement in anticipation of the big night.

Today, a list of presenters were announced for Wednesday’s show. The list includes: Jason Aldean, Sara Evans, Ronnie Dunn, Alan Jackson, Jake Owen, and Kellie Pickler. Previously-announced performers The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan will also be on hand to present awards.

Several other presenters comprise the list, such as American Idol finalists Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine, CMT hosts Tom Arnold and Steve Austin, 2012 Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, Twilight star Ashley Greene, Tony Hawk, Denise Richards, Dax Shepard and Jordin Sparks.

The show will feature performances from some of the best in country music: Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Hank Williams Jr. and Zac Brown Band.

The show, hosted by Toby Keith and actress Kristen Bell, will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena June 6th at 8PM EST on CMT and CMT.com.

We will be at the show, so be sure to check back with us as Keepin’ It Country will be up-to-date on everything related to the Awards and CMA Fest!