Jake Owen Brings Trace Adkins Song to Life

Remember the storyline in “Songs About Me,” Trace Adkins‘ single from 2005? Well, it really happened. But to Jake Owen.

Just like in the song, Owen heard someone say that they didn’t like country music. And just like in the song, he left that person tickets to his Friday night (July 11) concert at the Mohegan Sun resort and casino in Uncasville, Connecticut.

And just like in the song, that person went to his show and realized she actually is a fan.

According to People magazine , three longtime friends from Connecticut — Ellen Casey, Terri Smith and Nancy Sitarz — were celebrating their 50th birthdays with a girls’ weekend away. They were having margaritas at the pool.

“Then I see these boys staring at us, and I’m thinking they’re either going to pull something or they’re going to hit on us,” Casey explained.

But it turned out those “boys” were Owen and his personal trainer.

When Owen and the women started talking, he bought them their drinks and lunch and then told them there would be tickets at will call for them so they could see his show.

But then Smith said she hated country music.

“She didn’t believe he was anybody, so she wouldn’t even take a picture with him,” Casey said.

“(Owen) asked us which one of us was the responsible one, so he knew what name to leave at will call. I told him that’s me,” says Casey. “And Terri is still not believing him! She’s like, ‘There’s not going to really be tickets.’”

There were tickets. And the women did go. During his concert, Owen told the crowd about the group he’d met at the pool earlier that day.

“I was eavesdropping at the pool today and overheard someone say they hated country music,” he said from the stage. “Where’s Terri?”

Then he pulled the women right up on to the stage to watch the rest of the show from his tiki bar.

And just like in the song, Smith now realizes that country songs are songs about her.

“I am especially a fan of Jake Owen — a huge fan,” she said. “It was a weekend we’ll never forget.”

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