JAKE OWEN TO CO-HOST ABC.COM’s CMA AWARDS SPECIAL!

Owen To Co-Host ABC.com’s “The Countdown To Country Music’s Biggest Night” After Success Of His “Nashville Nights” Special At
This Year’s CMA Music Festival

“Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” Continues To Climb The Country Radio Charts As The Fastest Rising Song Of Owen’s Career

Nashville, TN – (October 20, 2008) RCA Nashville recording artist Jake Owen is slated to co-host ABC.com’s “The Countdown To Country Music’s Biggest Night,” a daily webisode special, leading up to The 42nd Annual CMA Awards on November 12th. This exciting opportunity comes as Owen’s self-penned new single “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” continues to climb the country radio charts and enters the Top 30. Owen is currently in the studio finishing his sophomore album, due in early 2009.

Owen, who hosted ABC.com’s “Nashville Nights” special for the CMA Music Festival, will take on the hosting gig again this November for ABC.com’s “The Countdown to Country Music’s Biggest Night” with RCA Nashville label mate Chuck Wicks and former Miss Tennessee, Ashley Eicher. The daily five-minute show will be available at www.CMAawards.com beginning on November 5 through November 13. Owen and his co-hosts will take fans behind the scenes of the events leading up to the CMA Awards, airing live on ABC, Wednesday, Nov. 12 (8:00 - 11:00 p.m. ET).

In addition to co-hosting the daily webisodes, Owen will also attend the CMA Awards, where he is nominated for “Vocal Event of the Year” for his collaboration with Sugarland and Little Big Town on “Life in a Northern Town”.

Since releasing his debut album Startin' With Me, Jake Owen has celebrated three consecutive hit singles including his Top 15 debut single, “Yee Haw,” the Top 10 “Startin’ With Me” and the Top 15 “Something About A Woman.” In the last two years, Owen made his national TV debut on ABC’s Good Morning America and has toured non-stop with the biggest names in country music including Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland.

For more information and tour dates please visit www.jakeowen.net or www.myspace.com/jakeowen

About CMA Awards
The reigning CMA Male and Female Vocalists of the Year, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will unite to host “The 42nd Annual CMA Awards,” live from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Wednesday, November 12 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“The 42nd Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Producer. Paul Miller is the Director. David Wild is the writer.

Press Contacts:
Cassie McConnell
Prima PR
615-300-4256
clmcconnell225@gmail.com

Lori Genes
RCA Records Nashville
615-301-4307
lori.genes@sonybmg.com