Jake Owen Joins CMT as Guest Host of "Top 20 Countdown"

Nashville, TN – (January 7, 2010) RCA Nashville recording artist Jake Owen races back to work in the New Year by teaming up with CMT to host an episode of “Top 20 Countdown”. The latest episode will air tomorrow, Friday, January 8th at 11AM EST with encore presentations on Saturday, January 9th at 11AM EST and Sunday, January 10th at 11:30AM EST. His own steamy video for his self-penned current single “Eight Second Ride” also appears in the countdown.

"Eight Second Ride" continues to climb the Country radio charts and sits at #12 this week.

Later this month, Owen will hit the road for his first shows of the New Year, with dates in his home state of Florida, including a highly anticipated show in his college stomping grounds of Tallahassee. He will also take “Eight Second Ride” on the road with performances in Corbin, KY and Cincinnati, OH for Championship Bull Riding (CBR) events.

Since releasing his debut album, Startin' With Me, RCA Nashville recording artist Jake Owen has celebrated five consecutive hit singles including Top 15 debut single, “Yee Haw,” the Top 10 “Startin’ With Me,” the Top 15 “Something About A Woman,” and his Top 5 “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You.” His current single “Eight Second Ride” is inside the top15 on the Country radio charts. 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. Jake has received nominations for Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, a GRAMMY Award, and was named “Top New Male Vocalist” at the Academy of Country Music Awards this past April. His sophomore album, Easy Does It, hit stores on February 24, 2009.

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