American singer and songwriter – Jake Owen has been active in the entertainment industry since 2005. The celebrated singer actually started out as a keen golfer with the intention of making a career out of the sport. He even went as far as winning his first tournament at the age of 15 but unfortunately, he was injured in an accident that put an end to his aspirations in golfing.
Jake Owen then signed on with RCA Nashville record label in 2006 and after 12 productive years with the stable, the talented country singer signed with another popular music label known as Big Loud. Since he got his career started, Jake has recorded a total of four studio albums and several hit songs, with some of them making the number one spot on the country music chart.
Early Life & Twin Brother
It is common knowledge that the sportsman-turned-singer has a twin brother – Jarrod Owen. Jake and Jarrod were born on August 28, 1981, in Winter Haven, Florida. The twins were known to take up an interest in several sports activities but Jake took great interest in golfing with the aim to become a professional in the future. The brothers share a close relationship and seem to be the best of friends. Growing up, Jake and Jarrod attended Vero Beach High School and later moved on to Florida State University.
It will be surprising to learn that Jake Owen’s given name is Joshua Ryan Owen. The musician had to change his name to Jake after signing his music contract with Sony Nashville to avoid confusion with other county artists named ‘Josh’.
As previously mentioned, Jake Owen had initially intended to become a professional golfer but had to undergo reconstructive surgery after a wakeboarding accident which put an end to his golfing career. While in convalescence, he learned how to play the guitar after borrowing one from his neighbor. Seeing a guitarist perform at a campus bar gave him the nudge that he needed to approach the bar’s owner who consented to him coming to play gigs at the bar. He eventually became a regular performer at the bar and started writing his own songs.
Jake Owen’s Career
Jake’s debut album titled Startin’ with Me was released in 2006. The album produced three singles – Something About a Woman, Startin’ with Me, and Yee-Haw – that made it to the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. In 2009, his second studio album titled Easy Does It was released, it also featured three singles – Tell Me, Don’t Think I Can’t Love You, and Eight Second Ride.
The singer’s first number one hit on the country charts was achieved with Barefoot Blue Jean Night which was the title track for his third studio album of the same name. Other singles like Anywhere with You, Alone with You, and The One That Got Away also hit number one on the country charts. In 2014, the singer released his fourth studio album titled Days of Gold and on the 29th of July, 2016, his fifth album, American Love came along.
Personal Life: Married, Wife, Daughter, Divorce
On the 7th of May 2012, Jake Owen got married to Lacey Buchanan, an American model. Jake had infamously proposed on the stage of his annual charity event in Vero Beach. Their wedding ceremony was a small affair which was attended by only 25 family members and officiated by the singer’s uncle. Jake Owen, who was very happy to be married, confessed that he wanted to replicate his parents’ marriage which lasted for 30 years. The couple has a beautiful daughter – Olive Pearl, who was born on the 22nd of November 2012.
Unfortunately for Jake Owen, he did not get his wish for a long-lasting marriage; after barely three years of marriage, the news of his impending divorce broke on social media. Their divorce was finalized in August 2015, supposedly leaving the singer devasted. He has also said that he misses spending more time with his daughter.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
Jake Owen is a notably attractive celebrity and he’s also in great shape. The musician stands tall at an impressive 1.88 m (approx 6 ft 2 in). Presently, his weight and other body measurements are not publicly listed. But it is certain that Jake puts in the effort to maintain his stunning physique.