Look out, I-75. Jake Owen is coming for you.
Owen just bought a 1966 Volkswagen “Love Bus,” and on Saturday (March 5), he is going to pack it up and head south. From Nashville to Key West, to share his brand new single “American Country Love Song” and more.
But where exactly will he play? Who knows? I bet Owen doesn’t even know. He’s the kind of guy that might pull over in the parking lot of a Bojangles’ and tweet for fans to join him. He has actually just created a Twitter account just for this journey, @jakeslovebus.
— The Love Bus (@jakeslovebus) March 2, 2016
“I have always wanted to do this,” Owen said in a press release. “Let’s load up in this thing and take a road trip and see where it takes us and document the things that happen along the way. It goes right in line with the song.”
“American Country Love Song” was written by Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley and Jaren Johnston, and Owen describes it as a “celebration of the love story that is America itself, from cowboys and cowgirls to cheerleaders and quarterbacks in small towns and big cities.”
And the spontaneous trip? That was inspired by the lyrics.
“The purpose is to see firsthand that the lyrics of the single are real, whether you live in a big city or a small town. I want to be able to show that what I am singing about in this song is exactly what is happening on a day-to-day basis in America,” Owen explained.
“My goal at this point in my life is to promote positivity and love. When I stop in a town and visit with people, they will realize that I am not just talking the talk, but I am walking the walk. We all need more positivity in our lives. I’m ready to bring it.”