More than 20,000 fans gathered for the epic summer block party, which featured an exhilarating performance by Owen and quickly became a trending topic on Twitter. Playing to the packed crowd for over two hours, he was joined onstage by special guests Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and DJ Silver who came out to support Owen for the celebration. The beer was flowing and many of Nashville’s popular food trucks lined up for the event. The evening festivities kicked off with a performance by new trio The Cadillac Three.
Since releasing his chart-topping album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night, Owen has emerged as one of country music’s leading vocalists. The RCA Nashville project delivered four consecutive No. 1 hit singles, including the multi-week chart-toppers; the double Platinum title track and Platinum “Alone with You,” and Gold-certified hits “The One That Got Away” and “Anywhere with You.” Poised to follow the success, Owen’s brand new single “Days of Gold” is now at Country radio nationwide and will be featured on his album of the same title to be released on 12/3.
His energetic live show and captivating songs have landed him coveted opening slots with Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and his first headlining tour, “CMT On Tour Jake Owen: The Summer Never Ends 2012”, which made CMT history for the most sold-out shows in a row for the annual nationwide tour. The American Country Awards Breakthrough Artist of the Year is currently touring with Jason Aldean's “Night Train” Tour.
The Vero Beach, FL, native first captured the national spotlight with his hits “Startin’ with Me,” “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” and “Eight Second Ride.” The 2009 ACM Top New Male Vocalist’s revival of “Life in a Northern Town” with Sugarland and Little Big Town in 2008 earned him Grammy and CMA Award nominations.
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