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OFFSTAGE: Jake Owen Gets Followers to Follow Him to River
Jake Owen
Jake Owen
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Who does this? No one I know, that's for sure. But Jake Owen had the guts to personally invite any and all of his 56,000 Twitter followers to spend the day on his boat. No meet-and-greet passes were necessary. He literally posted the address just southwest of downtown Nashville, saying, "Meet in grass area by 415. I'll be there. Boat, board, towel. ... And beer in hand. Cheers. Jake." Earlier, he'd tweeted it was a possibility. "Thinking about putting the @malibuboats in the water today and going big. Home in Nash for a few hours. Anyone wanna go? Let's do this," he wrote. From the picture he posted after the impromptu redneck yacht club hang, it looks like about a dozen fans took Owen up on his offer. Had all 56,000 shown up, he would've needed a much bigger boat.
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