Myth Busted: Jake Owen Says He Never Tried to Go Pro as a Golfer

Myth Busted: Jake Owen Says He Never Tried to Go Pro as a Golfer

Count Jake Owen among the best golfers in the country music community, just don’t count him as a pro.

Along with Colt Ford, Vince Gill and Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley, Jake is one of the best country singers out on the links. Read any story about Jake and it’s bound to bring up the fact that he got serious about country music in college after injuring his shoulder, which derailed his golf aspirations at Florida State University.

While Jake has played alongside Jordan Spieth at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am for the last several years, he doesn’t own one of Jordan’s green jackets, which is awarded to the winner of the Masters.

As Jake told morning show co-hosts Chuck Wicks and Trisha “T.J.” Jenkins, he’s a golfer…just not a pro.

“I didn’t [try to go pro], no I never did,” says Jake. “That was a big misunderstanding that everybody made up and I just got tired of talking about it, so I was like, ‘Yeah, I was pro, actually, at one point, I won the Masters, you didn’t know about that? Look at my green jacket.’”

You can listen to Jake’s full interview on March 17.

photo by JPA,

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”


Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs