I love the funky feel of these songs, “American Love,” “Good Company” and “VW Van.” I like to play barefoot, but I don't consider myself some hippie or anything like that.
is kind of like one long playlist of songs that not only make me feel good but take me on a journey of where I was, where I wanna go, where I am right now, and that's kind of the same thing as hopping in a van and just rolling. Then I took it on the Love Bus Road Trip to Key West, driving 55 miles an hour down the highway in a Volkswagen. Everyone was just smiling, sticking their thumb out the window like, “Heck yeah, man.”Watch Country Star Jake Owen Rap About Mini-Golf You’ve always used beach imagery in your songs, like Kenny Chesney before you, but it’s only recently that references to a hippie girl, a VW bus and Nag Champa incense have shown up in your lyrics.Jake Owen didn’t get to be one of country’s leading party-starters by capsizing the format’s boat.His platinum-certified hits “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “Beachin’” (each a Hot Country Songs No. But after a public divorce from model Lacey Buchanan in 2015, the perpetually grinning Florida native, 34, eschewed both turn-up friendly singles and cliched break-up laments for Owen does some especially canny tweaking of familiar formulas on winking at the headiness of high-school romance in the title track, paying tribute to tokens of youthful attraction in the album closer “American Country Love Song” and doing plenty else that lands him somewhere between sly and earnest.Some artists are able to do that on the very first record they come out with, but I'm self-aware enough to tell you that it's taken me, like, five records and going from being a 22-year-old kid who got a record deal to taking years to get to number one, and then having four in a row, and then having a couple of songs that didn't do as well, that whole ride.
I think it's a lot easier to realize what works for me and what's real to me now.If the wind picks me up and wants to take me somewhere, I like the ride.