OFFSTAGE: Jake Owen Takes It Outside

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

Jake Owen in a tank top. Jake Owen in no top. Jake Owen in the water. Jake Owen on a rustic front porch. Jake Owen in a convertible. Jake Owen up against a stack of old tires. Jake Owen showing off his mad wakeboarding skills.

This behind-the-scenes video of Owen’s photo shoot for his brand new single “Days of Gold” shows the many sides of Owen. But the bottom line is, he is outdoorsy like I’ve never seen him before. And it makes sense because the song itself is all about the good times, about summer with whiskey in the air and a pretty little lady to hold, living free and buzzing on her like honey on a bee. It’s about as perfect as a summertime anthem gets these days.

Seeing the scenes from the photo shoot makes me want to get out there and do something summery, at least for the few weeks we have left of it. At least we can look forward to Owen’s new album later this year.

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