In addition to working on new music and adding concert dates to his calendar, Jake Owen is also preparing for his wedding with soon-to-be wife, Erica Hartlein, but the date for that celebration is still up in the air.
Owen opened up about wedding planning during a recent interview with Audacy’s Katie & Company, and revealed that they have yet to finalize a date to tie the knot.
“We have enough going on in our world right now…we’re not going to plan a wedding until I know that we can have everybody that we want come and feel comfortable about being there,” the “Made For You” singer explained. I’m not doing one of these weddings where we plan it and then have to tell people, ‘hey, you can come if you want, we’re gonna do all the safety precautions…”
“I love her, she loves me, we definitely want to get married, but we’re not just gonna get married until the time is right, until I can party a big time party,” he went on to say.
Although the date is undetermined, there are a few requests Owen has for when it’s finally time to say “I do.”
“Number one, I want to do it at my farm so I’m not going anywhere, we’re just going to do it right there,” he shared. “Then, I just want to party. I want it to be more of a party than a wedding, if that makes sense…five minute wedding, say ‘I do’, and then let’s all go and just have a good time together.”
Speaking of parties, Owen revealed that he was unable to celebrate not just one, but two singles that rose to the top of the charts during the past year.
“It’s been incredible…going back to ‘Homemade,’ which went number one as you mentioned… we were never able to have a number one party, we did these like Zoom number one parties. And then to think that we put out ‘Made For You…’”
“I really can’t stress this enough, I’m so thankful for the years that I’ve built not only fans, but fans at radio, my friends at radio that have supported me,” Owen continued. “I haven’t seen one of my radio friends this whole pandemic and they’ve just played my song and allowed their listeners and audience out there to fall in love with the song that I’ve always loved and has been probably my favorite on the album. So to think that I haven’t done anything, but yet I had a song go up the chart is really, really fulfilling, I’m very thankful for the relationships that I’ve built through the years that believe in me enough to play my song…”
Owen went on to say that he has some new music in the works that he described as “stuff that makes you feel good when you hear it.”