Jake Owen’s Endless Summer EP Debuts at #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart!

CMT ON TOUR JAKE OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012 Begins October 10 in New York City with Love and Theft and Florida Georgia Line

Jake’s Current Single, “The One That Got Away,” Is Top 10 and Climbing!

Nashville, TN – As Jake Owen prepares to launch his first headlining tour, CMT ON TOUR JAKE OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012, next Wednesday in New York City, fans are already keeping a summer groove going with the success of Jake’s new Endless Summer EP, with first-week sales earning the EP the week’s top country debut, impressively landing at #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.

Available digitally and at most retailers, the release caught fire with Jake’s online fans, becoming the week’s #1 best-selling digital country album and #9 overall among Nielsen SoundScan’s Digital Albums.

Produced by Joey Moi and executive produced by Owen, the EP includes four feel-good tracks capturing the laidback spirit of the summer season, including “Summer Jam” (featuring Florida Georgia Line), “Pass a Beer,” “Surefire Feeling,” and Jake’s first cover song, a recording of Ben Harper’s “Steal My Kisses.”

And there’s still time for fans to enter to win one of 10 limited edition guitars by creating their own summer-themed video, set to Jake’s EP track, “Summer Jam.” The contest continues through October 14, with details at http://jakeowen.sonymusicnashville.com/summerjam.

Jake is currently climbing the country airplay charts with the third huge hit from his Barefoot Blue Jean Night album, “The One That Got Away,” currently #8 in Billboard and #9 in Country Aircheck. The album has already launched back-to-back, multi-week #1 hits with the million-selling title track and the Gold-certified “Alone with You.”

For dates and ticket information for CMT ON TOUR JAKE OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012, with special guests Love and Theft and Florida Georgia Line, visit cmtontour.cmt.com.

Jake’s Endless Summer EP is available now via this link: http://smarturl.it/endlesssummerep.

For a clip of Jake talking about his Endless Summer EP, click here: http://youtu.be/6qS8cTf6R6c.

Keep up with Jake at www.jakeowen.net, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jakeowen, and follow him on Twitter @jakeowen.