Jake Owen has to be a believer in the number three.
As he travels around the country on Keith Urban‘s “Get Closer” Tour, the man behind this summer’s hot single “Barefoot Blue Jean Night”—the title track of his upcoming album (watch the music video below)—sounds convinced some kind of great karma has come into his life.
“It is kind of ironic that my new album is being released on August 30, two days after I turn 30, and this is my third record,” said Owen. “This album is a big step for me and my career and I can’t wait for people to hear it.”
Although the album isn’t yet available, fans can get a taste of it during his current concerts—and soak in the audio sun it brings.
“When we recorded ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night,’ I was really looking forward to summertime,” said Owen. ”This song has that nostalgic feeling of growing up, running around barefoot and feeling free. It doesn’t matter whether you grew up along the coast, on the lake or in the country, most everyone remembers that feeling.”
Although Owen is looking forward to his own headlining tours in the future, he’s full of praise for Urban and fully enjoying his role in the “Get Closer” Tour.
“We are so lucky to be…on the Keith Urban tour,” said Jake who has also toured with Kenny Chesney, Sugarland and Brad Paisley. “I am excited for the fans to hear some new songs from the new record. And while we are out on tour, I really want to celebrate summertime so I’m [pulling] my boat behind my bus. I have a Malibu, which is a great wakeboarding boat, and I really want to spend my days out in the sun, meeting people and hanging out.”
Since releasing his debut album, Startin’ with Me in 2006, Owen has had five consecutive Top 15 singles.
“Everything is amazing right now. I have other artists, song publishers, promotion reps, people at other record labels coming up to me and saying, ‘Jake, I really like your new song. We’re pulling for you, dude.’ That validates everything I’ve ever done up to this point. Now I have people cheering for me and that is an awesome feeling.”
Find out more about Jake Owen, his new album and upcoming music on his website.