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Owen switches to Big Loud

Monday, November 6, 2017 – After spending his entire career on RCA, Jake Owen announced today he was signing with indie label Big Loud Records.

Owen is reunited with one of the founders of Big Loud, Joey Moi, who produced Owen's album, "Barefoot Blue Jean Night."

‪"I couldn't be more excited to start this new chapter in my career with Big Loud," Owen said. "The passion for success that everyone has in the building is contagious. Combining what I already do with Big Loud's expertise is exciting, and I am eager to get to work with Joey Moi again. We had great success in the past, and I'm looking forward to what the future holds for all of us." ‬‬‬‬‬ ‪

‪"This is an unbelievable moment for all of us as true fans of Jake Owen," label President Clay Hunnicutt said. "When we created Big Loud over two years ago, this is exactly the type of 'home' we wanted to create for someone like Jake, who is a unique and unparalleled entertainer and person, and who has a clear vision of who he is as an artist." ‬‬‬‬‬

The Big Loud roster includes Chris Lane, Morgan Wallen and Jillian Jacqueline. ‬‬‬‬‬

Owen,36, has had six number one singles - the 2X Platinum "Barefoot Blue Jean Night," Platinum-certified hits "Beachin'," "Anywhere with You," "Alone with You," "The One That Got Away" and Gold-certified "American Country Love Song." Owen's fifth studio album, "American Love," debuted in first on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.

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Days of Gold CD review - Days of Gold
Jake Owen aims to satisfy all comers (that is, if the current country is your thing), but the individual pieces don't quite add up. The songs may stand up on their own well enough, but when all is said and done, Owen remains an artist without much of an identity or sound. Take, for example, Beachin', one of countless country songs about the good life. Like many of his counterparts these days, there's a spoken, neo hip hop rap part to it. The song is breezy, on the catchy side, but »»»
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Stuart turns up the honky tonk – Late in the afternoon before heading up to Penn's Peak, news broke that the venue was nominated by The Academy of Country Music as one of the top five small venues for 2018. This foreshadowed a special vibe for Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives on this night, playing for about 1,000 fans. The band, together now for 16 years, bedecked in... »»»
Concert Review: Trampled by Turtles overcome sad songs – There's light in the darkness of Trampled by Turtles. The latter is in the subject matter of the songs - there's a lot of doom and gloom in these relationships. There doesn't seem to be a lot of happy moments. As if to underscore that, the stage was often saturated in dark hues. So, where's the light? Well, despite the cup... »»»
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