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Walk-up Tickets Available For Stars for Harvest

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Country music fans wanting to go to the Stars for Second Harvest event at the Ryman on Tuesday will be able to buy special walk-up tickets at a discount price directly from the Ryman box office. This special deal is not available online or by phone, only by walking up to the ticket office. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Songwriters Dallas Davidson and Rodney Clawson will join Craig Wiseman on-stage at the acoustic show. Artists expected to appear include Jake Owen, Florida Georgia Line, and Vince Gill. This is a show not to be missed, and one of the few places you’ll see Vince during CMA Fest next week!

“Anytime we can give back and help feed the hungry in our community we jump at the opportunity” says Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, “We are so excited to be part of Craig’s Stars For Second Harvest Show. Hopefully we can all come together and raise a lot of money!”

This is the eighth year that Craig Wiseman will be hosting this event, but the first time its being held during CMA Fest. Tickets purchased online or over the phone are $35, and tickets bought at the Ryman box office directly are only $25. There are special VIP tickets available for contacting the Second Harvest Food Bank directly at 615-329-3491.  It’s a great event not to be missed by country fans wanting to help raise money for a good cause!

Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Ready Production for Tour

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What do you get when you mix country mega-stars Kenny Chesney and TimMcGraw with the prospect of a summer stadium tour? It’s quite simple: You get an epic production that will cover over 19,000 miles and 21 stadiums with over 20 buses and 80 tractor trailers.

The “Brothers of the Sun” Tour is ready for its kick off on June 2 in Tampa, Florida and will take the longtime friends, along with openers Jake Owen and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, over 19,458 miles in 88 days by the time the tour wraps on August 25th in Foxboro, MA.

This tour is a far cry from Chesney’s early days. “It doesn’t seem that long ago when it was just 14 of us crammed into a 12-bunk bus we called ‘the iron lung,’ ‘cause it leaked diesel fumes inside the bus,” said Chesney. “There weren’t enough bunks for everybody so we took turns sleeping on the couch and floor, but we were living our dream and having fun. And even though we have a lot more stuff now, we’re still having a blast and just as passionate about playing music and taking it out to the fans, whether it be in a club or stadium.”

“It’s been a lot of fun rehearsing in Nashville, but rehearsals are over. It’s time to pack the trucks and head to Tampa,” added McGraw.  “I’m pretty sure there are towns in Louisiana with smaller populations than we have on our road crew.  It takes a village and a lot of hard work by a lot of people, but I’m just excited for the fans because we’ve got one hell of a show planned for them!”

While on the road, the giant tour crew (283, to be exact) will eat like royalty thanks to a traveling catering staff. In addition to three hot meals a day, each show day will have a “Stage Bar & Grill” that will serve classic BBQ faves like hamburgers and hot dogs on stage from 10am until 9pm. Manning the grills will be random crew members, ranging from the stage manager, various truck drivers and even members of Chesney’s band.

With such a huge production that includes stadium shows on both Saturdays and Sundays, there will actually be two separate teams building and then tearing down the stage over a 91 hour period. This epic set will include an LED video wall with nearly 2,400,000 pixels for sharpness and clarity, as well as 80 strobes and 48 Syncrolites that are placed throughout the stadium to send five foot diameter beams of light crisscrossing the night sky.

In describing this tour, one word comes to Chesney’s mind: passion. “I use the word ‘passion’ a lot because it takes a lot of passionate and dedicated people to make this happen day in and day out,” said Chesney. “And most of the people that were with us a decade ago are still here. We’re a family.”

 For tour dates, check out: https://tickets.kennychesney.com/

Jake Owen Gets Married!

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Congratulations to country music singer Jake Owen, and his now-wife, Lacey Buchanen. The couple were married in a sunrise ceremony on a Florida beach this morning.

In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE magazine, Jake shares that it was an intimate family-only ceremony. Jake’s twin brother, Jarrod, was the best man and Jake’s uncle, Ron Owen, officiated. After the pair exchanged a quick “I do,” the party moved to the Vero Beach Hotel and Spa for champagne, cake-cutting, and a sit-down brunch.

“I’m looking forward to being a husband, someone his wife relies and leans on,” said Owen, who will hit the road with Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney on June 2 – though not before taking a honeymoon.

Added the bride: “He gives me so much love, that it’s the best place of my life, and having the commitment of marriage means everything.”

Jake had proposed to Lacey just recently at a home-town performance during his hit “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You,” but without a ring he designed himself. He wasn’t even prepared himself to ask Lacey to marry him, so back at their home he asked again – but with the ring he designed himself!

Lacey wore an Amsale gown and veil, and Jake threw out the blue jeans in favor of a white Armani shirt and Tommy Bahama drawstring pants. Both were barefoot on the beach for the ceremony. See their official wedding picture from PEOPLE magazine below:

The CMA Music Festival Lineup Grows Again!

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The already big CMA Music Festival just got a little bit bigger.  Today the Country Music Association announced the addition of four-time CMA Female Vocalist winner Martina McBride, the newly engaged Jake Owen and newcomer Hunter Hayes to the already star-studded festival lineup.

The performers join the previously announced Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Alan Jackson, Scotty McCreery, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.

All of those artists will be performing at the nightly concerts held at Nashville’s LP Field.  There are still four-day tickets available and can be purchased at the CMA Fest site HERE.   The 2012 CMA Fest takes place June 7-10.

Jake Owen Comments On Engagement

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“Lacey is the answer to all of my prayers.”

That’s just one of the comments from newly engaged Jake Owen about his now fiancée Lacey Buchanan (See a pic of the happy couple below).  Adds Owens:  “She is an amazing person and I’m the luckiest guy in the world.”

Jake proposed to Lacey on Saturday night, in his hometown of Vero Beach, FL, in front of 5,500 family, friends and fans, during the performance of his hit song “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You.”  Most people would shy away from making such a public proposal, but for Jake it was the perfect time and place.

“When I was on stage, it just hit me how many of our family members (Lacey is also a Florida native) and friends were at the show,” reflects Jake. “So, I thought sharing that moment would mean a lot to everyone.”

Jake Owen Proposes During Concert

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“Alone With You” singer Jake Owen won’t be alone any more.

The singer with back-to-back number one hits, sealed the deal with the number one woman in his life.  He proposed to his girlfriend Lacey Buchanan during his concert last night and, naturally, she said yes!

The surprise proposal come during a show in Jake’s hometown of Vero Beach, FL.  He dropped to one knee during the singing of his “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You.”  As the below pair of fan-shot videos show, the moment Jake’s knee went down, cheers from the crowd went up.  (The first video is a bit closer, but the second one starts while Jake is still singing.)

Jake Owen Announces Next Single

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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.”

VIDEO: Jake Owen On The Tonight Show

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One of country’s favorites, Jake Owen, stopped by The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to perform his number one smash hit, “Alone With You.”

The song is the second chart-topping single from his latest album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night. The lead off single, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” also hit the number one spot on the Billboard Country Chart last year.

 

Owen shared his excitement via Twitter along with a picture of him and Jay Leno:

Good times…. Thanks @jayleno. Btw… Notice Jays shirt one less button. That’s rock star.

You can catch Owen on tour this summer with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw. For more info, visit: http://www.jakeowen.net.

Owen brought his “A” game last night! Check out the video from his performance:

Jake Owen Scores Another Number One Single

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This week, Jake Owen holds the number one position on Billboard’s Hot Country songs chart with his single “Alone With You”.  With his hit song “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” going number one on the charts just last September, Jake definitely has a lot to be happy about.

When asked to reflect on his current number one, Jake had this to say:

“When we started playing ‘Alone with You’ out on the Keith Urban tour last year, I realized that it was a song people really connected to. At the very end of the song, when I would sing, ‘But you kiss me when you’re drunk,’ people would literally laugh out loud. And I think it’s because they had been there, done that. Guys and girls could relate to it. So, when it came time to choose the follow-up single to ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night,’ I just trusted my gut instinct and the overwhelming response from the people at our shows. I am so thankful to so many people right now.”

You can watch Jake perform “Alone With You” tonight on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno on NBC at 11:35PM EST.

Also, you can pick up your tickets HERE for Jake’s upcoming shows this summer – he will be part of the Brothers of the Sun tour with Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, as well as Grace Potter and The Nocturnals. The anticipated stadium tour will start in Tampa, Florida on June 2.

Jake Owen’s Alone With You Goes Gold!

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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: