RCA Nashville’s Jake Owen gets his ‘Jump’ on as he closes out this weekend’s (10/18) SOLD-OUT show with his version of Van Halen’s “Jump” at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Detroit, MI.
Photo Credit: Nick Rau
Nashville, TN – (October 22, 2012) – Four-time American Country Awards nominee Jake Owen
is making CMT history with his first headlining tour “CMT ON TOUR JAKE
OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012” reaching the most consecutive sold-out
shows for the annual nationwide tour since its inception eleven years
ago. The tour, featuring special guests Love and Theft (“Angel Eyes”) and Florida Georgia Line
(“Cruise”), kicked off with a bang with sold-out shows in New York, NY
(10/10) and Detroit, MI (10/18) and is on deck for the upcoming advance
sell-outs in the following major markets; Charlotte, NC (10/26),
Chicago, IL (11/29-30), Des Moines, IA (12/1) Minneapolis, MN (12/6),
Milwaukee, WI (12/7) and St. Louis, MO (12/8). The tour will wrap in
Jake’s hometown of Vero Beach, FL on December 15.
USA Today has referenced “CMT
ON TOUR” as the “proving ground for young country acts on the cusp of
headliner status” with past acts including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan,
Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Keith Urban.
With Jake’s dynamic live show and undeniable summer anthems, it’s no
surprise that he has already catapulted to headliner status.
Jake’s red-hot single, “The One That
Got Away,” is currently climbing the country radio charts and has
already landed inside the Top 10. The song is from his chart-topping
2011 album Barefoot Blue Jean Night that has launched back-to-back,
multi-week No. 1 hits with the PLATINUM-selling title track and the
GOLD-certified “Alone with You.” After playing to packed stadiums this
summer on Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s blockbuster ‘Brothers of the
Sun’ Tour, Jake released his ode to summer, the new Endless Summer EP. Produced by Joey Moi and executive produced by Jake, the EP made an impressive debut at #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
Jake first captured the national
spotlight with his hits “Startin’ with Me,” “Don’t Think I Can’t Love
You” and “Eight Second Ride.” His revival of “Life in a Northern Town”
with Sugarland and Little Big Town in 2008 earned him Grammy and CMA
Award nominations. Jake was named 2009’s Top New Male Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music, and earlier this year, Entertainment Weekly’s music issue ranked him among “The 30 Greatest Artists Right Now.”
CMT, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the
leading television and digital authority on country music and
entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT and
its website, CMT.com
offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and
is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital
platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT
Mobile and CMT VOD.