JAKE OWEN FINDS HARD-EARNED WISDOM IN POWERFUL NEW SINGLE, “STARTIN’ WITH ME”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9.19.06

Nashville, TN - With the words, “I had a one-night stand with my best friend’s baby sister,” RCA Nashville singer/songwriter Jake Owen sets the stage for a compelling trek through selfishness and wrong roads, appreciation and regret, on “Startin’ with Me,” the Florida native’s second single and the title track to his debut album.

The follow-up to his first Top 15 hit, “Startin’ with Me” was co-written by Jake along with Kendall Marvel and album producer Jimmy Ritchey, and reflects a more sobering side to Owen’s songwriting.

Music Row magazine’s Robert K. Oermann declares the song “A mini masterpiece. Amid a swirl of moody guitar figures, he chronicles his shortcomings one by one. The lyric is sensational, the chorus melody aches and soars, his vocal performance is both technically powerful and ferociously emotional.”

After spending the summer on the road with Kenny Chesney’s The Road & The Radio Tour, Jake will finish the year Well Wasted … with Brad Paisley’s Time Well Wasted Tour. Being Wasted is so popular that Pollstar magazine ranks it as the 5th top country tour in attendance for the first half of 2006. See dates below:

Sept. 24 Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Civic Center

Sept. 28 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center

Sept. 29 Columbus, OH - Germain Amphitheater

Sept. 30 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center

Oct. 19 Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center Arena

Oct. 20 Ft. Wayne, IN - War Memorial Coliseum

Oct. 21 Cape Girardeau, MO - Show Me Center

Oct. 26 Trenton, NJ - Sovereign Bank Arena

Oct. 27 Verona, NY – Turning Stone Resort and Casino

Oct. 28 Baltimore, MD - First Mariner Center

Nov. 2 Jackson, MS - Mississippi Coliseum

Nov. 3 Lafayette, LA - Cajundome

Nov. 4 Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods-Mitchell Pavilion-Woodlands

Nov. 9 Columbia, SC - Colonial Center

Nov. 10 Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center

Nov. 11 Savannah, GA - Savannah Convention Center

Nov. 16 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center

Nov. 17 Wichita Falls, TX - Kay Yeager Coliseum

Nov. 18 Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center

Nov 30 Las Vegas – Mandalay Bay

Dec. 1 Lake City, UT - Delta Center

Dec. 2 Colorado Springs – World Arena

Dec. 7 Columbia, MO - Mizzou Arena

Dec. 8 Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena - Rosemont

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