Pictured (l-r): Sony Music Nashville Chairman/CEO Gary Overton; Owen; and CMT SVP of Music Strategy, Leslie Fram. Photo Credit: Scott Gries for CMT

RCA Nashville’s Jake Owen launched his first headlining tour, CMT ON TOUR JAKE OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012, with a rockin’ SOLD-OUT show at NYC’s Best Buy Theatre last night (10/10). Jake performed his current smash, “The One That Got Away,” and such hits as “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “Alone With You” and fan-favorite “Summer Jam” for the thundering crowd. The evening also featured special guests Love and Theft (“Angel Eyes”) and Florida Georgia Line (“Cruise”), who joined Jake onstage to close out the night with a roof-raising version of Van Halen’s “Jump.”

Earlier in the day, Jake scored four nominations for the upcoming American Country Awards: Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist, Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist, Music Video of the Year and Music Video of the Year: Male for his hit single “Alone With You.” The fan-voted American Country Awards will air Dec. 10 on FOX. Fans can vote once per day, with online voting underway now at www.TheACAs.com.

After playing to packed stadiums this summer on Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s blockbuster ‘Brothers of the Sun’ Tour, Jake’s dynamic live show and undeniable summer anthems have launched him to headliner status. Jake’s upcoming shows at Royal Oak Music Theatre in Detroit, MI (10/18); two-night run at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL (11/29-30) and The Pageant in St. Louis, MO (12/8) are already sold-out.

For dates and ticket information for CMT ON TOUR JAKE OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012, with special guests Love and Theft and Florida Georgia Line, visit cmtontour.cmt.com.

Jake’s Endless Summer EP is available now by clicking HERE.

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