“Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” Enters the Country Radio Charts In The Top 50 With 60 First-Week Chart Reporting Stations

August 25, 2008

Nashville, TN – RCA Nashville recording artist Jake Owen hosts a five-part webisode series, “Nashville Nights,” on ABC.com beginning today, August 25. ABC.com followed Owen every evening during the CMA Music Festival in June and captured him visiting various hotspots during the hectic week as well as performing his new single, “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” during his first CMA Music Festival LP Field performance. Check out the webisodes at http://abc.go.com/specials/cmamusicfestival/index?pn=index all week leading up to the broadcast of “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock,” Monday, Sept. 8 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.

“Don’t Think I Can’t Love You,” the first single from Owen’s upcoming sophomore release, had an impressive impact date charting at #47 on the Country Aircheck chart and #50 on the Billboard/R&R chart with 60 first-week chart reporting radio stations. The soulful ballad will be available online at your favorite digital music provider on Tuesday August 26. Owen, who penned or co-penned all of the songs on his debut album, including his three hits - the Top 10 “Startin’ With Me” and the Top 15 hits “Yee Haw” and “Something About A Woman,” continues to showcase his songwriting talents with “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You,” which he co-wrote with Kendal Marvel and Jimmy Ritchey.

Since he released his debut album, Startin’ With Me, two years ago, Owen has achieved numerous career highlights in a short time including three consecutive hit singles, multiple tours with the biggest names in country music, performing at the 2008 CRS New Faces Show and a recent Academy of Country Music (ACM) nomination for Top New Male Vocalist. Owen’s sophomore album will be released in 2009.

For more information on Jake Owen, check out www.myspace.com/jakeowen or www.jakeowen.net.

About “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock”
Monday, September 8 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC Television Network
The annual event is unlike any other: four days, 30 hours of autograph signings, 100 hours of live music, hundreds of artists and celebrities, and a party list of thousands of avid, singing and dancing-till-dawn fans. This is the fourth time ABC will broadcast this special – which invites the whole country to America’s biggest Country Music bash. “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” is executive-produced by Robert Deaton and directed by Gary Halvorson. The 2008 CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association.