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Jake Owen Celebrates First No. 1 single

“It’s a family here in Nashville . . . I’m happy to be part of this party,” says Jake.

Dylan Altman, Terry Sawchuk, Jake Owen,
Gary Overton (CEO Sony Music Nashville), Eric Paslay
photo by Kendra Gene Motycka

“I’m gonna go by Home Depot and get some nails on the way home,” said Jake Owen after accepting several plaques during his first No. 1 party for his single “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” The event was held Tuesday (Nov. 29) at the Country Music Association's Nashville offices.

Jake Owen, along with songwriters Dylan Altman, Terry Sawchuk and rising Capitol Nashville artist Eric Paslay, were honored for their contributions to the success of “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” Jake’s 2009 single “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” reached No. 2 on the Billboard country singles chart, just shy of the top slot.

Jake, excited by his first time atop the Billboard chart, was all smiles during the event and grateful to be a part of the Nashville music scene. "There's a lot of people here—songwriters and industry folk. What's cool is I know so many of them by first name, which, six years ago when I moved to town, they were just people I needed to get to meet," Jake tells "These guys and girls are all here because they've been involved in my career in the last six years and helpful. It's a family here in Nashville, a community of people that are helping everyone do what they do, whether it's an artist on the road or behind a desk here at a label or at a publishing company. I'm happy to be part of this party." That party was filled with well wishers, including artist Gary Allan.

Jake is already focused on his next single, "Alone With You." The video for the tune premiered Wednesday (Nov. 30) on social media site Facebook.

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