Somebody slipped a hangover in my drink last night.
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) January 24, 2015
In fact, Owen’s candor and genuine personality might just be the thing that endears him most to the masses.
Sorry to hear about all this "winter weather" up north. If you feel like kickin it in the sun, …this was me today pic.twitter.com/mh11WQ4ufD
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) January 26, 2015
“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.’”
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) December 28, 2014
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.