Jake Owen shares journey of sobriety in hopes of encouraging others

by Cindy Watts

2 hours ago

Jake Owen is ready to make some changes – starting with him. Owen is the father of two daughters, Pearl, 9, and Paris, 3, and is engaged to Paris’ mother Erica. Owen, known for hits including “Startin’ With Me,” “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” and “Made For You,” revealed Friday that while he’s headlined some of the summer’s biggest festivals, fans have been the ones who has been drinking.

“317 days ago I embarrassed myself after drinking too much alcohol one night,” Owen admitted. “It wasn’t the first time either. The next day I told myself, ‘never again’. I am better than that and the people I love the most deserve better. My family, my little girls and my friends.”

The country singer said he wanted to share his story in case anyone else woke up this morning and wanted to make a change.

“None of us are perfect…” he added. “I’m just trying to be the best version of myself these days.”

Owen’s famous friends jumped in to offer their support.

Thomas Rhett wrote: “That’s a great man!! Keep rockin’ 🙌”

Morgan Evans added: “Congratulations mate!!!”

And Shane McAnally said: “Congratulations. This is amazing.”

On Thursday, Owen revealed that he was feeling sentimental and emotional because his eldest daughter was heading home after spending much of her summer with him. Owen wanted to use his social platform to remind people to be kind to others.

“What I’m trying to tell you this morning is that somebody out there loves you, and I know you love somebody too,” he said. “Call someone today. Tell them you love them. Everyone deserves to hear from someone how much they are loved and appreciated.”

Owen continued to tell his fans how much he loves them.

“I appreciate you guys and I love you guys and I’m very thankful for this life that I get to live because of all of you,” Owen said. “Be kind to people. Tell them you love. It’s summer baby. Get out in the sunshine.”

The sentiment is echoed in Owen’s new music video for “1:1,” a song about appreciating life’s small moments.

Lyrics include: Still hard to believe what you did to me| Now look what you’ve done I pick you daisies We name them babies And count these blessings one by one
The song’s video, released earlier this month, was shot on a Nashville soundstage. Owens’ fiancee and daughters accompanied him to the shoot.

“When I heard ‘1×1,’ it resonated with me and I knew I wanted to be a part of it,” Owen said in a statement. “Working with Spidey to bring this song to life on screen was an amazing experience, and having my family there made it even more meaningful. It’s sentimental and fun and tells a story.”

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