Jake Owen’s “Barefoot” Goes Platinum

Owen and members of his Sony and Morris Management teams. Photo: Alan Poizner

RCA recording artist Jake Owen celebrated multiple achievements this week. His single “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” was certified platinum by the RIAA, based on sales in excess of one million downloads. The song also recently held the No. 1 spot for two consecutive weeks. In addition, Owen’s new album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night, recently debuted at No. 1.

Sony Music Nashville’s Chairman and CEO Gary Overton presented plaques to Owen commemorating these three accomplishments.

“I had never received a plaque until ‘Barefoot’ was certified gold and that was maybe two months ago,” says Owen. “Then, I couldn’t believe it when I got one for ‘Eight Second Ride’ going gold, which was a song I wrote when I was in college at Florida State. And now, to be standing here with three plaques is just wild. I’m just so grateful to so many people.”

Owen is the special guest on the U.S. leg of Keith Urban’s Get Closer 2011 World Tour.

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