Jake Owen’s been there. He’s been let down, and he hates it. That’s why he does everything he can to give you everything he’s got.
In a recent radio interview, Owen talked about the double-edged sword of pleasing his fans, which often leads to a less-than-pleased tour manager.
“There’s times where I’m signing autographs for people out on the road and my tour manager will be like, ‘Hey, he can’t take any pictures right now guys,’” Owen explained.
He’s kind of damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t.
“When I see someone’s face go ‘Man, really?,’ I’ll go, ‘Give me the phone’ and I’ll just take the photo,” he said.
Then there’s usually some trouble, Owen says, because he’s essentially undermining his people.
“But I can’t let somebody down,” he said. “I know that feeling of being let down when you’re excited for something, and I don’t ever want anyone to feel that way. Or at least that I made them feel that way.”
Owen’s new single “If He Ain’t Gonna Love You” — the second one off his American Love album, written by Chris Stapleton, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally — is currently climbing the charts.
But Owen isn’t just about Owen. He’s been tweeting praise for other country artists as well.
“Hey @RaeLynn … your song made me cry,” Owen wrote about her latest single “Love Triangle.” “And, as a man, I’m okay with that. Well done. You hit me hard with that one.”
And of Kenny Chesney’s new album, Owen tweeted, “No one does it like my buddy @kennychesney does it. Pick up his #CosmicHallelujah album if you haven’t already.”