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Although Warner/Chappell did not sign him to a contract, Owen eventually met record producer and songwriter Jimmy Ritchey. They, along with songwriter Chuck Jones, wrote a song entitled "Ghosts", which they had intended for Kenny Chesney to record. Chesney, ultimately, did not record "Ghosts", although the song drew the attention of Sony BMG Nashville executives, who signed him to their RCA Records label in 2005. Per their suggestion, Owen also changed his first name to Jake, so as to avoid confusion with Josh Turner and Josh Gracin.
Startin' with Me
In early 2006, Owen released his debut single, entitled "Yee Haw". Owen describes the song (an up-tempo party anthem in which the narrator expresses his enjoyment with a cry of "yee haw") as being written "to make people have a good time." This song, which peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, served as the lead-off single to his debut album, Startin' with Me.
Released on July 25, 2006, the album featured 11 tracks, all co-written by Owen and his producer. Among these were Owen's own recording of "Ghosts", as well as a duet with Randy Owen (formerly the lead singer of the band Alabama) entitled "You Can Thank Dixie". (Jake Owen and Randy Owen are not related.) After the album's release, Jake Owen was signed as an opening act for acts such as Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood on their tours.
The album's title track, a ballad in which the narrator expresses his desires to change everything in his life (starting with himself), was released as Owen's second single. Spending more than thirty-five weeks on the Billboard country charts, "Startin' with Me" became Owen's first Top ten hit, reaching a peak of #6. Also in 2007, he went on tour with Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn. "Something About a Woman" was released in late 2007 as the third single from Owen's album. In September 2007, he and country quartet Little Big Town joined country duo Sugarland's tour. During this tour, the three acts began performing "Life in a Northern Town" (a cover of British pop group The Dream Academy's hit single from 1985) together. A music video of their live performance was aired on the network CMT. In April 2008, a recording of this performance entered the Billboard country charts based on unsolicited airplay.
Easy Does It
Owen released his second studio album, Easy Does It, on February 24, 2009. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and #13 on the Billboard 200. The lead-off single to the album, "Don't Think I Can't Love You" became his first Top 5 country hit, reaching #2 on the Hot Country Songs chart in April 2009. "Eight Second Ride," a song which was originally on Startin' with Me and newly recorded for Easy Does It, is the album's second single. The song debuted at #57 on the Hot Country Songs chart in June 2009 and peaked at #11 in January 2010. "Tell Me" was the album's third single.
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Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, Jimmy Ritchey, Sugarland
Joshua Ryan "Jake" Owen (born August 28, 1981) is an American country music artist. Signed to RCA Records Nashville in 2006, he released his debut album Startin' with Me that year. The album produced three singles, all of which reached Top 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart: "Yee Haw", "Startin' with Me", and "Something About a Woman". A second album, 2009's Easy Does It, has accounted for three more singles: "Don't Think I Can't Love You", "Eight Second Ride", and "Tell Me". In September 2011, Owen achieved his first number one on the country charts with the title track to his third album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night. He has also toured as an opening act for several country acts, including Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Sugarland, Keith Urban, and Jason Aldean
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