OFFSTAGE: Did Jake Owen Call You This Week?

(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

What if Jake Owen called you and got your voicemail? That’s the kind of worst-case-scenario girl I am. So awkward, right? Would he leave a message, like “Hi Alison… this is Jake… sorry I missed you… call me back.” This week Owen was literally calling his fans and asking him about their favorite tracks on his new album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night. He just went on Twitter and said, “Ok… First 10 peeps to respond that bought my record, I’ll follow you. You can send me your #. I wanna call you and see what songs u dig.” But then, because he’s such a nice guy with all kinds of genuine Southern charm, he actually called 50 of his fans. “Left some voicemails, talked to most. Thanks y’all :)” he tweeted afterwards. I’d love to know what those conversations were like, how long they lasted, and as Owen said, “what songs u dig.” And if you really dig Owen, be sure to watch Good Morning America on Tuesday (Sept. 6) so you can see him and The Band Perry announce a few CMA nominations.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.