RCA recording artist Jake Owen garners his sixth No. 1 single this week with “American Country Love Song” sitting at the top of the Billboard Country Airplay & Country Aircheck’s Mediabase charts.
“We debuted ‘American Country Love Song’ in the spring,” reflects Owen. “People seemed to genuinely like it when we put it out and quite honestly, I was relieved to receive the positive feedback from everybody. Our ‘Love Bus’ Road Trip was the beginning of the journey with this song and the music video. It really was a life changing time for me. Now, to see this song go all the way to No. 1 this week is just a great way to end the summer. Let’s raise a glass!”
Owen continues, “I have a lot of people to thank who worked so hard to get ‘American Country Love Song’ to the top of the charts. I’m pumped for everyone involved; my Sony Nashville team, my kick-ass RCA promotion staff, led by Keith Gale who is a true friend and the best in the business. I’m stoked for the songwriters Jaren Johnston, Ashley Gorley and Ross Copperman. I have to thank my friends at country radio for not only supporting this single but for supporting me all the years that I’ve been doing this.”
“Jake is back in the position where he belongs, #1,” says Steve Hodges, Executive Vice President of Promotion & Artist Development, Sony Music Nashville. “On the heels of his #1 album debut, it’s very fitting that this single lands the top airplay spot as well. Kudos to Keith Gale and his RCA Nashville team, and to county radio for their overwhelming support.”
“Jake has a lot of friends and fans at Country Radio, not to mention Country Radio listeners who are fans of Jake,” adds Keith Gale, Senior Vice President, RCA Nashville Promotion. “It was so great to see both embrace this song.”
With stars and stripes attire, Jake celebrated over the Labor Day weekend by being out on his boat with friends and wake surfing on the Cumberland River in Nashville.
The No. 1 hit is the debut single from Owen’s highly anticipated fifth studio album, American Love, which has just been certified GOLD by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart (a second time for Owen, Barefoot Blue Jean Night debuted at No. 1 in 2011) and at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, which is the highest debut of his career on the all-genre chart.
On September 21st, Owen will perform his new No. 1 hit on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! plus a few more tunes from AMERICAN LOVE on their outdoor concert stage in Hollywood, CA.