JAKE OWEN CELEBRATES FIRST TOP 10 SINGLE WITH “STARTIN’ WITH ME”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 2007

Nashville, TN – Jake Owen’s “Startin’ With Me” marks the first Top 10 single of his career. The song, which was co-written by Owen, Kendall Marvel and Jimmy Ritchey, has touched people across the country as it tells the story of a man who has made countless mistakes and wants to start his life over by changing the one thing he can – himself.

“I am so overwhelmed,” said Owen. “It wasn’t that long ago that I was playing in a college bar, and now to see my name on the top of the country charts with my heroes like Alan Jackson and George Strait – it is the most unbelievable feeling.”

Owen burst onto the country music scene with his Top 15 hit “Yee Haw” from his debut album, Startin’ With Me. Over the last year, he made his national TV debut on Good Morning America and has toured with Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Currently, Jake is opening the 2007 Alan Jackson/Brooks & Dunn Tour.

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