Owen Receives Two Nominations As His Single Continues To Climb The Charts

Nashville, TN – (February 11, 2009) RCA Nashville recording artist Jake Owen continues to live his dream in 2009. He recently attended the GRAMMY Awards and is anxiously anticipating the release of his sophomore album Easy Does It on February 24th. His single “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” which Jake co-wrote is the fastest-rising single of his career and currently sits at number 12 on the country singles charts.

This morning came yet another milestone for the talented singer/songwriter – he received two Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) nominations. The first for “Top New Male Vocalist” and the second for “Vocal Event of the Year” for his collaboration with Sugarland and Little Big Town on “Life in a Northern Town.” Fans can vote for Jake for the “Top New Male Vocalist” award on GACtv.com beginning on February 13th and ending on March 5th. Owen took a moment to reflect on this exciting moment.

“I feel so humbled. Everything I set out to do when I left Tallahassee is coming true. I am making music that I love, in a format that I am so proud to be a part of. For the new male vocalist award I'm honored to share the nomination with James Otto and Jamey Johnson. Two guys that I highly respect. The nomination for vocal event is just as sweet, because I get to share the feeling with my friends Sugarland and Little Big Town. I want to thank each and every single one of you that has supported what I do. I am so grateful for you. You allow me to live my life with a smile on my face.”

The ACM Awards air on CBS on April 5th.

Since releasing his debut album Startin' With Me, Jake Owen has celebrated four 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” and his current “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You.” 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.

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