Jake Owen is ‘Living a Dream’ as ‘Made For You’ Hits No.1 at Country Radio

“I love country music.,” Owen shares.


Lauren Jo Black

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May 4, 2021


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Jake Owen is back at the top of the charts with this week. 

The superstar’s latest single, “Made For You,” reached the No.1 spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck/Mediabase charts, marking his ninth chart-topping single. 

The Florida native took to Instagram to share his gratitude for his fans and team for making this possible. 

“The band, the crew, the fans,… this takes us all. That’s why it’s Made For You,” he wrote. 


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“Made For You” was co-written by Benjy Davis, Joey Hyde and Neil Medley, all of whom earned their first No.1 as songwriters with the powerful ballad. 

“Rounding out this album with a third No.1 is something I am so proud of,” Owen shared with Billboard. “I chose Big Loud Records as my partner because I know what they are capable of. I knew they could take me and my music to another level. Working with the BLR team and especially Joey Moi is a huge advantage and I’m very thankful for them.”

Owen continued, “I am also so proud of the songwriters on this song. Neil Medley, Joey Hyde, and Benjy Davis… It’s their first #1 song as writers. These moments are so special and I’m fortunate to be a small part of it. Finally, I’m thankful for country radio for supporting this song, and my career for all these years. We have great champions out there at radio and this is a testament to that. I love country music. I’m living a dream.”

“Made For You” is the fourth single from Owen’s latest album, Greetings From…Jake. The project also features the chart-topping hits “Homemade” and “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” plus Top 5 “Down to the Honkytonk.”

Owen brought the song to life with a tender music video that features his now- fiancé, Erica Hartlein, their daughter Paris Hartley, and his daughter from a previous relationship, Olive Pearl. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.