JAKE OWEN FINDS HIMSELF AT IMPROMPTU IN-STORE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2006

NASHVILE, TN – With the release of his debut album yesterday, RCA Records newcomer Jake Owen is on the road the next few weeks promoting the CD, Startin’ With Me. Yesterday, while in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, Jake stopped in to a Best Buy store to see his album on the shelves and pick up a copy.

While standing in front of the CD rack, the store manager came by to see if Jake needed any help. He looked at Jake, then looked down at the CD and said, “Hey, is that you?” Jake responded, “Yes sir, today’s the first day you can buy my album and I just had to actually see it in the store for myself.”

While they were talking, a young woman walked up and grabbed a copy of the album and as she started to walk away, the manager asked, “Would you like for Jake here to sign your album?” Completely stunned, the only words she could muster were yes, her name and to say, “I love your song.” The store manager ended up buying a copy for himself, as did several other store employees, and the unplanned in-store turned out to be quite a success.

Jake will be in Hartford, CT on Thursday to kick off a weekend opening for Kenny Chesney’s The Road & The Radio Tour, which also has stops in Bristow, VA and Pittsburgh, PA. Jake will perform his Top 20 hit single, “Yee Haw,” on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday, August 2.

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