Who is Jake Owen? Jake Owen is a popular country music singer-songwriter from Vero Beach, Florida. He has released five studio albums and has reached the top of the US Country Airplay chart multiple times. Owen first came to prominence in 2006 with the release of his debut single “Yee Haw”. Since then, he has become one of the most acclaimed country artists of his time. Early Life & Career Jake Owen was born Joshua Ryan Owen on August 28, 1981 in Vero Beach, Florida. His parents are Steve and Kelly Owen and they raised him accompanied by his two older brothers. At an early age, he developed an interest in music and began singing and playing guitar. He attended Florida State University before dropping out to pursue his music career. Breakthrough Success In 2006, Owen released his debut album Startin’ with Me which featured his breakout single “Yee Haw”. The single reached number 16 on the US Country Airplay chart and propelled him into the spotlight. He followed this success up with the release of Easy Does It in 2009 which reached number one on the US Country Airplay chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA. Recent Years & Discography Since 2010, Owen has gone on to release four more albums: Barefoot Blue Jean Night (2011), Days of Gold (2013), American Love (2016), and Greetings from… Jake (2019). His most recent album Greetings from… Jake was released in 2019 and peaked at number three on the US Country Airplay chart. In addition to his own releases, he has also collaborated with several other artists such as Florida Georgia Line, Chris Young, and Kid Rock. Personal Life & Legacy In 2017, after six years of marriage, Jake and his wife Lacey Buchanan divorced. Together they had one daughter named Pearl who was born in 2012. In April 2019 it was announced that he had become engaged to Erica Hartlein. In terms of legacy, Jake Owen is regarded as one of the most successful modern country singers. He has sold millions of albums worldwide and often ranks highly in lists of the greatest country singers of all time.