Today, iHeart Media hosts the world premiere of Jake Owen’s much-anticipated new single, “American Country Love Song.” Written by Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley and Jaren Johnston, the song is destined to become 2016’s warm-weather anthem with its energetic vibe and lyrics that perfectly capture the hope brought on by spring and new beginnings.
“’American Country Love Song’” has the feeling of freedom and being young and adventurous,” Jake says. “It is a broad-spectrum glance in a three-minute song that describes a couple of kids living that American country love song, It’s also a much larger celebration of the love story that is America itself, from cowboys and cowgirls to cheerleaders and quarterbacks in small towns and big cities. It’s the thought of, ‘Hey, let’s raise our glasses to the fact that we are all one in the same,’” he says. “Wherever you live in this country, we are basically living one big American country love song.”
Love is a common theme throughout Jake’s forthcoming album and that is what inspired him to purchase a 1966 Volkswagen bus, which he has dubbed the “Love Bus.” He decided on Monday that he is going drive 1000 + miles from Nashville to Key West, Fla., beginning Saturday, March 5 to share the love and new music.
Jake has always been very accessible to his fans with spontaneous Twitter invitations to join him at a restaurant or the boat dock, so he will invite fans to meet up with him along the route, which will be revealed soon. (Fans can follow his progress through Instagram & Twitter – @jakeslovebus)
“I have always wanted to do this,” he says. “Let’s load up in this thing and take a road trip and see where it takes us and document the things that happen along the way. It goes right in line with the song.
“The purpose is to see firsthand that the lyrics of the single are real, whether you live in a big city or a small town. I want to be able to show that what I am singing about in this song is exactly what is happening on a day-to-day basis in America.”
In addition, Jake says, “My goal at this point in my life is to promote positivity and love. When I stop in a town and visit with people, they will realize that I am not just talking the talk, but I am walking the walk. We all need more positivity in our lives. I’m ready to bring it.”