JAKE OWEN’S NEW ALBUM BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT HITS STORES ON AUGUST 29
“Barefoot Blue Jean Night” is Top Five and Rapidly Approaching Platinum with over 800K downloads
Jake will Perform “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and Announce the Finalists in Five Categories Live on
ABC's "Good Morning America" September 6
Jake's hit single "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" entered the Top Five this week on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and Country Aircheck. The song has been touted 2011's summer anthem. It is also the fastest rising single of Jake's career and the first single from his forthcoming album being released on August 29.
In addition, "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" was recently certified a Digital Gold Single by the RIAA and is rapidly approaching Platinum with over 800,000 downloads to date.
Just announced this morning, Jake and The Band Perry and will announce the final nominees in five CMA Awards categories live from the "Good Morning America" studios in the heart of
New York City's Times Square on the ABC Television Network. The announcement will air in the 8:30 AM/ET half-hour segment of the morning news program. During the broadcast, Jake will also perform "Barefoot Blue Jean Night."
Jake is most excited about his third studio album being released on Monday. “I finally got to make the record I’ve always wanted to make,” says Jake. “I think it really represents who I am more than anything I've ever recorded. If nothing else happens after this, I can honestly say that I did the absolute best that I can do. I’ve never felt this good about music, or anything in my career, as I do right now. I can’t wait for people to hear it.”
His buoyant optimism is justified. Barefoot Blue Jean Night brims with vocal self-confidence and a superbly chosen stack of songs. The pumping energy in such country rockers as “Anywhere with You,” “Apple Pie Moonshine,” “The One That Got Away” and “Nobody Feelin’ No Pain” contrasts dramatically with the feverish thumper “Wide Awake” or the crunchy, edgy and atmospheric “Alone with You.”
“Keepin’ it Country” is a Jake Owen statement of purpose. “Heaven” is a smiling, seductive come-on. On the other hand, there’s the touching, lovely and philosophical acoustic ballad “The Journey of Your Life.” The frothing power, cascading rhythm and head-to-the-sky vocal shout of “Settin’ the World on Fire” mark it as a blue-chip, blue-collar rocker. And what more can be said of “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” surely the most joyous summer celebration on disc today.
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