Jake Owen’s New ‘Do, New Music

It’s a Whole New Look and Vibe

Short hair? Don’t care. Right, Jake Owen?

It was the chop heard ’round the country music world when the singer traded in his long locks for a fresh and much shorter new ‘do.

“I got bored,” Owen told Glamour magazine of the inspiration behind the cut. “I have it in the house in this box. It’s a lot of hair, believe it or not.”

I know, I know. You’re probably thinking, “Why are you still talking about Owen’s hair? It’s a haircut. It looks great, but it’s just a haircut.”

Maybe so, but is it just a new ‘do or something more significant — like a big symbol of change in other areas of the singer’s life?

Let’s be honest with each other here. When a celebrity drastically changes their signature look, it gets people talking, so it’s no surprise that when Owen chopped his swoon-worthy strands, many of us naturally starting wondering what other changes might be in store.

As it turns out, there’s apparently nothing for us to be concerned about.

“I’m the same guy,” he told the magazine. “It’s just hair.”

He did tease his new music, and though it will be different from his last project, it doesn’t seem like a drastic change.

Rather, it’s more an exciting musical evolution building from that sound we’ve come to recognize and revere from the star.

He told Glamour the next album, due in “August or September,” will show some artistic growth from his last album “but in a way cooler, more fun way.” He said the songs will be about “living life, loving people and just being happy.”

Sounds as good as the new hairdo looks, buddy. We all can’t wait.

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.