10 Essential Jake Owen Songs That Sound Like Nashville
For 11 years, Jake Owen has brought his laid-back charm, infectious music and undeniable swagger to country audiences around the world. The Florida native who made the beach part of our vernacular in 2014 has amassed six No. 1 singles and thanks to a new record deal with Big Loud, the hits aren’t slowing down any time soon. With the recent release of his The biggest hits album, this month we take a look back at Owen’s 10 most memorable songs.
“Yee Haw” – from start with me
Jake Owen burst onto the country music scene in 2006 with the upbeat party anthem “Yee Haw.” A song about chilling out on a Friday night at the bar with friends, he wrote the jam with Nashville hitmakers Casey Beathard and Kendal Marvel. Reaching No. 16 on the charts, “Yee Haw” showcased the singer’s fun side to the world.
“Don’t think I can’t love you” – from It’s easy
Where “Yee Haw” established Owen’s party side, “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” took the singer on a 180-degree turn toward the sentimental. “So girl, I can’t buy you a big diamond ring / No house on a hill full of beautiful things in life / And I’ll tell you right now there’s a lot of things that I don’t can’t do / But baby, don’t I don’t think I can’t love you,” he croons on the touching power ballad. His highest single from his first two albums, “Don’ t Think I Can’t Love You” rose to No. 2.
“Barefoot Blue Jean Night” – from Midnight blue denim sandals
Five years into his career, Owen landed his first No. 1 with the vibrant summer anthem “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” Owen had nearly finished his third album when he first heard the song. Unable to get the song out of his head, he decided to record it thanks to a friend’s suggestion and it quickly became the title track of his album. “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” marked what would be the start of a string of four consecutive No. 1 singles for the singer.
“Alone with you” – from Midnight blue denim sandals
The vulnerable “Alone with You” paints an image of Owen struggling to get over a girl he knows isn’t right for him. “You make me nervous every time you call / And I know it would kill me if I fell / I can’t be alone with you,” he laments. The soaring electric guitar accompaniment and Owen’s fiery, rhythmic vocals lend additional perspective to the already captivating song.
“He who got away” – from Midnight blue denim sandals
Another summer song, with “The One That Got Away”, this time Owen gets nostalgic for a young summer love that ended too soon. He and his co-writers share the tale of a magical summer for a couple spent at the beach. “We shared three short months and a long goodbye / She was the one who got away, the one who broke my heart / I never should have let her go, I should have begged her to stay “, he sings.
“Everywhere with you” – from Midnight blue denim sandals
The fourth No. 1 for Owen, “Anywhere with You,” has the singer telling his love that he’ll follow her wherever she wants to go as long as they’re together. Whether it’s West Virginia, Mexico, California or Colorado, it doesn’t matter to him as long as he can keep up. A sweet feeling, Owen once again shows his vulnerability on this top of the range.
“The Golden Days” — golden days
While “Days of Gold” only reached the top 15 on the country charts, it is one of Owen’s most ambitious singles to date. The fiery musical accompaniment paired with Owen’s fast-paced vocals create an engaging moment in his live show that brings the energy to an all-time high.
” To the beach “- golden days
The No. 1 hit “Beachin'” features Owen’s famous rhythmic singing style and is a song the Florida native and beach lover has undoubtedly experienced firsthand. With intriguing production and Owen’s captivating vocal delivery, “Beachin'” is a welcome earworm once summer rolls around.
“What we don’t have” – golden days
A gem from Owen’s catalog, “What We Ain’t Got” was written by Travis Meadows and Travis Jerome Goff and tells the story of a man looking back on an old relationship wishing he wouldn’t let it go. The stripped-down piano ballad features Owen’s emotional vocals as he sings of a desire to follow the Joneses only to realize that he had everything he needed in front of him all along. “All I want is what I had / Would trade just to get her back / She’s moving on but I guess she ain’t / Yeah, we all want what we we don’t have,” he laments.
“American Country Love Song” – American love
Upon hearing “American Country Love Song” for the first time, Owen says he immediately fell in love with the track and wanted it for himself. The song was actually on hold for Jason Aldean at the time, but thanks to the powers that be, Owen was able to record the song and release it as the lead single from his fifth studio album. american love. What Owen has come to call a career song, the good “American Country Love Song” has become a summer 2016 staple and undoubtedly the soundtrack for many country fans.