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Owen headlines CMT tour

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 – Jake Owen will headline the 11th annual CMT ON TOUR with special guests Love and Theft and Florida Georgia Line.

CMT ON TOUR JAKE OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012 kicks off Oct. 10 in New York City, with tickets going on sale Friday, Aug. 24.

The tour comes on the heels of a big year for Owen, which includes two back-to-back, multi-week n umber one singles with Barefoot Blue Jean Night and Alone With You. He is currently on the Brothers of the Sun tour this summer with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw. Owen first appeared on the CMT ON TOUR bill in 2007 as special guest for Sugarland.

"Being the headliner of a tour is something I've been dreaming about since I was in college, performing songs every Sunday afternoon on a bar stool and playing for tips," says Owen. "Headlining the CMT Tour is really cool for me because I was the opening, opening act in 2007, when Sugarland was the headliner and Little Big Town had the middle slot. So now, to be headlining the 11th Annual CMT Tour, with my buddies Love and Theft and Florida Georgia line, it feels very surreal. I'm honored and I can't wait to hit the road in October and keep that feeling of summer going on THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS tour."

The CMT tour launched in 2002 and has featured Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Keith Urban.

Tour dates are:

Oct. 10 New York, NY - Best Buy Theatre

Oct. 12 Jackson, NJ - Six Flags

Oct. 18 Detroit, MI - Royal Oak

Oct. 19 Corbin, KY - The Arena

Oct. 26 Charlotte, NC - Coyote Joe's

Oct. 27 Troy, OH - Hobart Arena

Nov. 2 San Antonio, TX - Cowboy Dancehall

Nov. 3 Ft. Worth, TX - Billy Bob's

Nov. 8 Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues

Nov. 9 Duluth, GA - Wild Bill's

Nov. 10 Savannah, GA - Johnny Mercer Theatre

Nov. 29 Chicago, IL - House of Blues

Nov. 30 Chicago, IL - House of Blues

Dec. 1 Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom

Dec. 5 Kansas City, MO - Midland

Dec. 6 Minneapolis, MN - Myth

Dec. 7 Milwaukee, WI -The Rave

Dec. 8 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant

Dec. 15 Vero Beach, FL - Annual Jake Owen Foundation Charity Show

Duo Love and Theft, comprised of Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, recently released their first studio album since joining RCA Nashville. The first single from the album Angel Eyes recently hit the top spot on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart and was certified gold by R.I.A.A.

Florida Georgia Line has sold more than 200,000 copies of its single Cruise. The Republic Nashville duo - comprised of Tyler Hubbard from Monroe, Ga. and Brian Kelley from Ormond Beach, Fla. - have a rock/country sound. Their EP, "It'z Just What We Do," was produced by Joey Moi (Jake Owen, Nickelback).

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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 »»»
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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
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