Jake Owen Talks New Album, Success of Recent Singles, ACM Awards Nomination, Drifting Through Life & More

Jake Owen Talks New Album, Success of Recent Singles, ACM Awards Nomination, Drifting Through Life & More

Jim Casey talks with Jake Owen about:

  • creating his sixth studio album, Greetings From . . . Jake
  • what ties the album together
  • picking the 14 songs for the new album
  • the all-star group of Nashville songwriters who have cuts on the album
  • the success of singles “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” and “Down to the Honkytonk”
  • earning a nomination for ACM Single of the Year for “Down to the Honkytonk”
  • selecting “River of Time” for the new album
  • having fun and “drifting through life”
  • hitting the festival circuit this spring and summer

Podcast participants:

  • Jake Owen
  • Jim Casey, editor in chief of Nash Country Daily

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson