Jake Owen’s Date Nights: Business or Pleasure?

I’m sure Jake Owen and his wife Lacey love getting out for date night. Anyone with an infant at home would. But it sounds like Mr. and Mrs. Owen have different reasons why they like going out.

“Lacey really looks forward to these award shows because, you know, she’s a girl and she gets to get her makeup done and get her dress and look pretty,” Owen said after the two of them got dolled up for the CMA Awards in Nashville. “And we go out to dinner, and we get to hang out. You know, we get to be ’us.'”

But I’m sure that between his music-making schedule and taking care of baby Pearl, it’s hard for the couple to just be “us.”

In a recent radio interview, Owen admitted that even though date nights are fun nights out for both of them, he sees certain nights as part of his job.

“For her, we get to be on a date,” he said. “For me, it’s kinda still work.”

Then again, having a wife as stunning as Lacey on your arm isn’t all work and no play.

“I love to see her all dressed up like that, too,” he said. “She looks gorgeous. It’s kinda nice to be the guy walking the carpet with the girl everyone is looking at.”

While his outfit at the awards show was kind of don’t-give-a-damn chic, Lacey looked like a knockout in a floor length, royal blue shirred body-con Halston gown and David Yurman jewelry.

After the big night wrapped for the Owens — and all the backstage photos had been taken, with Lucy Hale and Sean “Diddy” Combs– they went to (where else?) Waffle House.

“Perfect end to a #cmaawards night. Who’s hungry? #dayinthelife,” Owen tweeted.