Jake Owen hasn't had a drop of alcohol in 689 days – and he wants you to know you can stop drinking, too, if you want to.
The engaged father of two wrote on Instagram that nearly two years ago, he decided to walk away from alcohol and that he is "really proud of himself."
"I was not at a point where I had a drinking problem," Owen wrote. "I was just being an asshole and being a person I didn't want to be."
Owen said he was sure someone was probably reading the post who experienced him at his worst, and he couldn't take it back.
"I said things I shouldn't as well as did things I would never do sober," he said, explaining that he had to take responsibility for his errors and be a better person moving forward.
Owen is grateful to be surrounded by supportive friends and family and then encouraged people to stop drinking if they were already thinking about it.
"Life is so much better," he said. "Feel better. Be better. I'll be your supporter. I'll cheer you on."
Then Owen recommended people check out a podcast called "What Alcohol Does To Your Brain, Body and Health" by Andrew Huberman.
Last summer, Owen said that 317 days before, he had embarrassed himself after drinking too much alcohol one night. He said it wasn't the first time, either.
"The next day, I told myself, 'never again,'" he recounted. "I am better than that, and the people I love the most deserve better. My family, my little girls, and my friends."
He added that no one is perfect and that he was "just trying to be the best version of myself these days."
While he hasn't been drinking, Owen has been making new music. He released his 16-song new album "Loose Cannon" earlier this summer.
"My narrative has changed throughout the years," Owen said. "I went from a young guy (who was) never gonna grow up, never gonna slow down to like, growing up and not necessarily slowing down, but just like finding more purpose in the day-to-day. Sometimes I think it's interesting to incorporate that into my music."
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