By Robyn Collins
Country star Jake Owen is rolling through the continent in his very own VW, which he has dubbed his “Love Bus.” The trek helps promote his new album, American Love, which comes on the heels some tumultuous times.
“Over the past few years I’ve experienced the unexpected,” he says. “My Dad received a cancer diagnosis and I, unfortunately, went through a divorce. People probably thought I would record songs that reflected those difficult times, but I found myself gravitating to songs that had more of a positive vibe and actually made me feel better by singing them. Music truly does seem to help the healing process.”
As Owen said on his Facebook page, “This album has always been about love. From beginning to end, that’s what it’s meant to me. The title track ‘American Love’ started it, and it’s the fourth song you get when you preorder my album. I couldn’t be more proud of it and more fired up for you to hear the whole thing.”
The Vero Beach, FL native says he’s getting back to his roots for this record. “This record has been very enlightening because I found myself through the songs. I got back to basics with American Love,” he says of the project, “This is me, this is what I want to say and this is what I want people to remember me for.
American Love drops Friday, July 29th.