Last week in the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Jake Owen and Big Loud Records invited fans and the music industry to be part of the premiere of Owen’s music video for the fastest rising single of his career, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane).” The video is actually a short film, directed by Justin Clough of Taillight and starring actors MacKenzie Porter (Netflix Travelers) and Jake Etheridge (CMT’s Nashville).
“I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited about a music video,” says Owen. “I’ve never had anyone send me a 14-page treatment before, but this isn’t your typical country music video. I think it could be considered a short film. I really appreciate the attention to detail and hard work that everyone put into making it. I’m anxious to hear what people think.”
Owen reflects, “I’m so thankful to have a career in this business. I’m excited about everything in my life right now. I sense that people are pulling for me and that’s very humbling. It makes me want to work that much harder, not just for me, but for everyone who has been so supportive of me all these years. We’re in this together.”
The event was hosted by Lon Helton and included a Q&A with Owen, the director and the actors. The evening also included a performance of his hit single, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane),” plus a few new tunes, “Made for You,” “Down to the Honkytonk,” and because the event took place in the Country Music Hall of Fame, Jake felt moved to play one of his favorite country songs by Hank Williams, Jr., “Blues Man.”
Owen will be hitting the road in May on his 2018 “Life’s Whatcha Make It Tour” with special guest Chris Janson and rising star Jordan Davis. The majority of shows will take place at baseball stadiums across the country. Check it out HERE. Details on the Jake Owen VIP package can be found HERE.