Nation singer-songwriter Jake Owen.
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015|2 a.m.
Country singer-songwriter Jake Owen.
Jake Owen shows up for the 49th Academy of C and w Awards show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Sunday, April 6, 2014.
Jake Owen and Aaron Rodgers on opening day of the 2014 Michael Jordan Star Invitational pro-am golf tournament Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Shadow Creek Golf Course.
Jake Owen, Scotty McCreery, Brett Eldredge, Charles Kelley and Darius Rucker take part in the 2013 ACM Lifting Lives Star Golf Classic hosted by Rucker on Saturday, March 6, 2013, at TPC Summerlin.
country singer-songwriter Jake Owen recently was a difficulty. Owen was en route from Seattle to
L.a, and cellular phone service in the mountains dropped twice during the conversation. Owen, who headlines the 2015 Route 91 Harvest C and w Fest on Sunday, is having a challenging year, as it has actually included a marital split. He made a psychological public declaration onstage in Detroit Lakes, Minn., on Aug. 8, but when asked about it last week, he replied,”I’m great. I appreciate it, male.”And don’t ask the 33-year-old about”bro country” if you wish to keep the chat on track(see listed below ). But on a favorable note, Owen, a thoughtful and diligent interviewee, addressed questions on Sept. 25, a day that is a milestone in his profession: Are you looking forward to pertaining to Las Vegas for Path 91 Harvest? I am, man, I am. My buddy who started that, Brian O’Connell, informed me the concept for it a while
back. I’m happy to be a part of it and see buddies who are coming
to Las Vegas. I’m looking forward to it– I can’t wait to obtain there! I wished to start on a pleased note and say that I read this morning that today (Friday, Sept. 25, 2015)is the precise 10th anniversary of when you signed
your record contract with RCA Records. How does that feel? There are a couple not the same sensations. I feel incredible and happy. This is a hard, hard company, and I’ve been in the exact same place and the exact same label the last 10 years. There are individuals I’ve worked with who have actually supported me, the fans, the men on the road with me, since Day 1. Whatever we do, whether it’s a teacher, working on an assembly line, One Decade is a long period of time. It’s a third of my life doing what I love. I believed high school was forever, then college flew
by, then One Decade really zipped by. I was 22 when I started, now I’m 34, but I feel like the very same individual with the exact same love and passion for music. I might go on permanently about this! What can fans anticipate in your set at the Route
91 Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 4? We had a great program last night in Seattle, and my production manager late night on the bus said to me,”You exactly what I enjoy about you? You’ve never ever had one night where you’ve called it in. “That indicated the world to me. When I’m onstage with the guys, with my band, we give it everything we got. We never ever half ass it. We go out there because we love it. It’s in our blood. These men are amazing. We provide our sweat and blood. We get to high five
fans and make people smile– children, partners, girlfriends, husbands and wives, and it’s a terrific feeling. It’s not narcissism. If individuals are going to offer us that amount of time, we owe them all we can to offer them the very best show. Will you be around to take a look at the first two days? No, regrettably, I will not since I’ll be taking a trip. But I’ll be there in the morning viewing all the artists that day. I’m thrilled to play, and many of them are my good friends. I look forward to it. Exactly what are you working on right
now– your 5th studio album? Yep, my fifth cd, this coming year. I’m upping the ante a little bit and taking my time making music. I wish to make music that changes my profession. I don’t simply wish to remain where I am. I wish to be constantly altering and growing. How was visiting with Kenny Chesney on his “Big Revival Tour”? Kenny is a fantastic good friend, and he is the best man I’ve ever toured with. He is a strong human and individual. To learn from the best is to be the best, and Kenny is the best. What is the motivation behind your new single and summertime anthem “Real Life “? Just life, you know(
laughs )? My life, other individuals’s lives I have actually experienced in touring and travel. The song encompasses everybody’s life. Do you have a favorite song that you specifically delight in carrying out
? XXXX Nah, I like all of them. Your child Pearl is 2 now, and your tweets about her are cute
. How has fathership altered you? It has made me more patient and more appreciative of what I do. I was the playing around, wild man, and I did
what I did being selfish, but not in an unfavorable way. I strive
at a craft to build a strong foundation for my child. I’m focused on her. She is the most vital thing in my life. If she stated,”Daddy, invest more time
with you “and asked me to quit music, I would need to seriously consider it. What guidance would you offer to an artist entering country music today? Be patient and look at how lucky you are to be where you are. People desire everything today with social media and brand-new
talent shows, which are fantastic– “The Voice,”American Idol. “I will not knock any of them. However the sincere reality is that this company is not just over night success.
It’s about working hard on it. Florida Georgia Line, I love those guys, they were an
opening act not that long ago, and now they’re offering out 20,000-seat arenas. I satisfied Taylor Swift when she was 16. She’s a fast riser, but she is so terrific. Stay on your path and believe in yourself. It’s not over night.
It’s a profession, not a sprint but a journey. Exactly what is one goal that you have remaining in your career? To do what buddies like Kenny Chesney and Luke Bryan do– offer out arenas. It’s not over night, and I’m working hard at it so that my time is just around the
corner. What do you consider the term “brother nation “to explain artists such as Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and yourself? I don’t wish to address that. There’s no best answer, and I feel like
the concern is a set-up. I do not understand the term or fixation on it
. I just believe,”Why judge other people? “There is space at the table for everybody. I agree with you 100 percent. You said it perfectly. I’m sorry if I upset you with the
question. No, guy, you have nothing to apologize for– I hope it’s cool that I didn’t want to respond to the concern. Final question: Do you get
to Las Vegas frequently? What do you like to do for enjoyable here? Everything! I like having fun in Las Vegas– heading out to dinner, betting. I like doing the exact same thing everyone wants to do. Put some cash down at the blackjack table, go to supper with friends, go see excellent programs and music. Las Vegas has a lot to offer.
The 2015 Path 91 Harvest C and w Fest is at MGM Resorts Town(or, as of Thursday, Las Vegas Town )throughout from the Luxor from Friday through Sunday. Jake Owen carries out Sunday. An
interview with Joe Nichols was posted Thursday, and a chat with Brett Eldredge was posted Friday
. Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s entertainment and high-end senior editor and has actually been a journalist for almost twenty years. Robin Leach of”Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous popularity “has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has actually invested the past 15 years offering readers the
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