Owen gets engaged
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
– Jake Owen popped the question to long-time girlfriend Erica Hartlein on Monday, and she said yes.
Owen announced the big news via Instagram Stories.
The couple met in 2015 in a Restoration Hardware. Erica "was an interior designer at Restoration Hardware, and I was buying a couch or something at the time. I remember it was after I was divorced, and I remember looking at her. I was just intrigued by how beautiful she was and how she was holding court in that store that day and telling people what they needed to do," Owen said. "I never actually ever said anything flirtatious until a few weeks after that. After she was helping me. I was in the store, and I said 'Hey, you wanna get a beer sometime? I figured if I didn't ask you for beer, I'd never know if you would wanna go get one.' And she was like, 'Sure, let's go.' So, we went to the Red Pony in Franklin."
The two are the parents of Paris Hartley, who is 19 months old.
Owen was previously married to Lacey Buchanan and has an eight-year-old daughter, Pearl.
Owen, a Florida native, has released six albums with his most recent, "Greetings from...Jake," coming out in 2019.
More news for Jake Owen
CD reviews for Jake Owen
Jake Owen contributes to the writing of his album "Greetings From...Jake" on just one song called "Damn." Therefore, the success this project rises or falls with his vocals and song choices. Fortunately, Own has chosen some memorable songs to sing, and his singing voice has never sounded better.
He's never better than on the single and album opener, "Down to the Honkytonk." It's a 'friends in low places' drinking song, where Owen's voice gets ...
Most everyone has made up their mind on bro-country music. Maybe you love the breezy images of the beach dippin' and sippin' lifestyle, or you write it off as empty headed and repetitive. Either way, Florida native Jake Owen was a torchbearer for the genre, and it's rewarded him well - four albums and five Number One singles (remember "Beachin"?). His career has been on a more-or-less upward arc, with higher-profile tours and bigger hits each time out. ...
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 ...