Jake Owen Introduces ‘American Love’ To Music Industry Guests

RCA Nashville's Jake Owen performs selected songs fromhis upcoming fifth studio album, American Love, at the Rock Harbor Marina on the Cumberland River (July 18, 2016).

RCA Nashville’s Jake Owen performs selected songs from his upcoming fifth studio album, American Love, at the Rock Harbor Marina on the Cumberland River (July 18, 2016).

Industry members joined RCA Nashville’s Jake Owen at the Rock Harbor Marina on the Cumberland River on Monday evening (July 18) to celebrate the release of his upcoming fifth studio album, American Love. The album will hit stores on July 29.

Sony Music Chairman/CEO Randy Goodman greeted guests before sharing words about the new release. “Love is an appropriate term to use for Jake with the title of his new album, American Love,” sated Goodman. “Over the past year, he’s dealt with some of the seductive highs and destructive lows that life can throw your way and what’s exciting for me is that he’s come out of that with this incredibly abiding sense of enthusiasm, optimism and love that continues to permeate everything he does.”

Calling Owen “Our Minister of Love,” Goodman brought up Owen who was overjoyed to be sharing his new music with the industry guests.

“I really, really, really, really appreciate all of you guys being here,” revealed Owen. “You have no idea how much I appreciate it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart from riding this journey with me. I feel like I came out the other side of it so refreshed and ready to get out there.”

Before playing the full recorded album, Owen and his band, which now includes an energetic new horn section, performed three songs live from the new project (“Good Company,” “If He Ain’t Gonna Love You,” and “VW Van”) while the enthusiastic guests fought back the heat with cold beverages from the Blue Moon Waterfront Grille.

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MusicRow Publisher/Owner Sherod Robertson presents Jake Owen with a MusicRow No. 1 Challenge Coin for “American Country Love Song.” Pictured (L-R): Keith Gale, Sr. VP, National Promotion, RCA; Jake Owen; Sherod Robertson; Brandon Gill, VP, Morris Higham Management

Before the event started, MusicRow Publisher/Owner Sherod Robertson caught up with Jake Owen and presented him with a MusicRow No. 1 Challenge Coin for “American Country Love Song,” the first single from the upcoming album that went No. 1 on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart last week. The song was written by Jaren Johnston and Luke Laird and produced by Shane McAnally and Ross Copperman who were all in attendance at the party.

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