Jake Owen’s Best Compliment Ever

Social Media Creates Personal Connection With Fans

If you follow Jake Owen on Twitter or Instagram, you know he doesn’t hold back on social media. He’s not afraid to keep it real, and his fans and followers wouldn’t have it any other way.

In fact, Owen’s candor and genuine personality might just be the thing that endears him most to the masses.

“I think the best compliment I ever got was in a restaurant one night, and a guy came over to the table and said hey to my wife and I,” he said in a recent interview. “We were sitting there having dinner, and he said, ‘I just want you to know, man, I follow you on Twitter, but it’s kind of weird ‘cause I don’t know you at all, but I feel like I know you just from followin’ you on Twitter. I feel like we’re friends.’”

For Owen, keeping that personal connection with fans is incredibly important.

“I think by following me on Twitter, you get a really good picture of who I am as a person, what I believe in, the kind of things that I’m proud of,” he said. “I’m a family guy, but I also like to have fun with my buddies and friends.”

And with his fans, too. After receiving an invitation to hang out via a tweet, Owen recently met a fan for drinks around a show in Dallas.

“It’s nice to know that people out there that maybe I’ve never met before feel like they’re on a friend level with me just because I keep in contact with them personally through social media,” he said.

So reach out and show the singer some love. You never know. You might just find yourself sharing a cold one with one of country’s biggest stars.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.