Jake Owen: “It’s in My Blood”

Heartfelt Words on 11-Year Label Anniversary

It’s not that tough to picture a 24-year-old Jake Owen signing his very first major label record deal. Because now, 11 years later, he still has such a young vibe about him.

However, in an Instagram message posted Sunday (Sept. 25), Owen had the wisdom of a man twice his age when he talked about all the dreams he’s achieved so far and the ones he’s still chasing.

The first album he’d go on to release was Startin’ With Me, which came out just five months after singing that deal. The debut single “Yee Haw,” that Owen wrote with Casey Beathard and Kendal Marvel, made it into the Top 20 on the country charts. Not bad for a rookie.

In a similar post on Twitter, Owen said he was proud and thankful, and “still a kid chasing a dream.”

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