Jake Owen on Creating Music All Over the Place

“Good Company” Comes From Everywhere

Whenever I hear a new song, I always wonder where the idea came from. And Jake Owen’s new one — “Good Company” — sounds like it came from all over.

In a recent radio interview, Owen talked about how the mellow summer anthem developed while he was out on the road.

“When I tell you I worked on that song all over this country, I’m literately not kidding,” he said. “We worked on it in Puyallup, Washington, in a backstage dressing room. We worked on it in the back of a tour bus.

“We worked on it at my house in my studio, but at the end of the day, I think we captured what it feels like … being with your good friends and good company and creating great memories. That’s what it’s all about.”

Owen co-produced the song, and his touring band played on the track. The song was written by Matt Alderman, Tommy Cecil and Jared Mullins.

Owen will be in good company Saturday (May 6) when he and his band play the iHeartCountryFestival in Austin.

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