Owen announces acoustic tour
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Owen announces acoustic tour

Monday, December 9, 2019 – Jake Owen will launch the Sitting on a Barstool tour next month, an acoustic tour.

"Sitting on a barstool, just playing a guitar and singing songs is how I first started making music and is what first led me to fall in love with performing," Owen posted on social media.

"Over the years ,I've been lucky enough to have the venues get bigger and to play for larger crowds on major headlining tours, but when I sat down to think about what was important to me this upcoming year, I really wanted the opportunity to go back to the beginning of it all. For me, it was that intimate connection with fans and the ability to really engage on a more personal level... it just takes me back to the real roots of where and why you started doing this in the first place. The strength of the songwriting and the magic of how that translates into a room with just a guitar and a song. I really can't wait to play these rooms."

Larry Fleet, who is on Big Loud, the same label as Owen, will open the shows.

The tour gets underway Feb. 14 in Des Moines, Ia. and ends March 28 in Mobile. Ala.


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