Jake Owen is celebrating his first No. 1 song by holding the top spot on three charts this week. Jake’s latest single, “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” is the top song on both the Billboard Country Songs and Country Aircheck charts and his new album by the same name, released last week, debuted atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart with more than 55,000 copies sold.
“I’ve never had a No. 1 anything before,” says Jake. “This is an amazing feeling that is hard to describe. I’m just so grateful that I was able to record a song like ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night’ that truly represents who I am and I’m even more grateful that people liked it. I can’t wait for everyone to hear the rest of the record.”
“Barefoot Blue Jean Night” has sold over 900,000 digital singles and is fast approaching Platinum status. Jake performed the song Tuesday on Good Morning America after announcing the final nominees in five CMA Awards categories with The Band Perry [ see photos HERE]. Jake spent the downtime before going on GMA to call several Twitter followers, something he has spent a lot of time doing since his new album hit stores.
“I’ve had so much fun calling my Twitter followers since the record came out,” Jake said. “I started out thinking that I would call 10 people to thank them for buying my record and ask them which songs were their favorites. After I started the calls, I enjoyed talking to people so much that I decided to keep doing it. I’ve called almost 500 people. Any spare time I have, I send a Tweet and ask people to send me their number. It has been awesome. I’m going to keep doing it for as long as I can.”
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