The highly anticipated new album from RCA recording artist Jake Owen entitled American Love will be released on July 29th. Owen announced the release date and revealed the title and album cover for his fifth studio album via Facebook Live on May 20th.
“It turns out Jake Owen enjoys singing about love on tour,” says Entertainment Weekly. “The subject is all over the album’s 11 tracks – new love, young love, breaking up, and sticking it out.”
“This record has been very enlightening because I found myself through the songs. I got back to basics with American Love,” he says of the project “This is me, this is what I want to say and this is what I want people to remember me for.”
Award-winning producers and songwriters Shane McAnally and Ross Copperman co-produced eight of the tracks (one of those with Luke Laird). For the first time in his career, Owen is a co-producer on three tracks with Lukas Bracewell. GRAMMY, CMA and ACM winners Chris Stapleton and Hillary Lindsey lend their backing vocals on the project.
The debut single, “American Country Love Song,” is currently No. 17 on Billboard and Country Aircheck with over 127K singles sold to date and has been streamed on Spotify nearly six million times. The song is emerging as this year’s summer anthem.
American Love is a new beginning for Owen. “Over the past few years I’ve experienced the unexpected,” he says. “My Dad received a cancer diagnosis and I, unfortunately, went through a divorce. People probably thought I would record songs that reflected those difficult times, but I found myself gravitating to songs that had more of a positive vibe and actually made me feel better by singing them. Music truly does seem to help the healing process.”
Owen has become a beacon of positive vibes through his uplifting lyrics and melodies, optimism, love of the beach and his youthful spontaneity. “I can’t wait for people to hear these new tunes,” Owen says with a giant smile. “We just added a horn section to my band out on the road and the energy I feel on stage with these guys takes it to a another level.”
- American Love
- After Midnight
- Where I Am
- Everybody Dies Young
- VW Van
- Good Company
- If He Ain’t Gonna Love You
- When You Love Someone
- You Ain’t Going Nowhere
- American Country Love Song
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