Jake Owen Rings In The New Year With a Broken Wrist

Jake Owen’s 2020 is off to a bit of a rough start. The “Homemade” singer took to Instagram to share…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 6, 2020


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Jake Owen’s 2020 is off to a bit of a rough start. The “Homemade” singer took to Instagram to share the news that he broke his wrist in a skateboarding accident.

“Just like any dad would do, great dad, I was riding a skateboard in my driveway with my little girl Pearl showing her what not to do, and I showed her what not to do alright,” Owen explained in the clip, which was filmed just after he left the doctor. “Don’t break your wrist Pearl!”

The singer assured fans he was a “fast healer” and that there was no need to worry about him appearing on the just-announced Ocean 2020 Tour with Lady Antebellum.

“I’ll be ready to go in May so no worries on that, I won’t let down the Lady A folks,” Owen promised.

Prior to hitting the road with Lady Antebellum and Maddie & Tae on May 21, Owen will embark on a headlining acoustic tour. Dubbed the Down To The Tiki Tonk Tour, the trek kicks off February 14 in Des Moines, IA.

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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.