Remember When Jake Owen Released ‘Barefoot Blue Jean Night?’

Photo Courtesy Jake Owen
Photo Courtesy Jake Owen
Photo Courtesy Jake Owen

Country hitmaker Jake Owen released his third studio album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night, on August 30, 2011.

The 11-track project, released via RCA Records Nashville, secured the sixth spot on US Billboard 200 and reached the top of the Billboard US Top Country Albums chart.

It went on to become a career-changing album for the Florida native. 

Jake Owen - Barefoot Blue Jean Night
Jake Owen – Barefoot Blue Jean Night

The album spawned hit singles including, “Anywhere With You,” “Alone With You” and “The One That Got Away.” “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” the first single to drop from the album, secured Owen his first No.1 hit and acted as the fastest-rising single of the singer’s career at the time. 

“I already knew in my mind it was a good song, but when she said that, I was like, all right, I’m cutting it. So it worked out. It’s weird, I knew it would be a hit, but I didn’t know it would be this big,” Owen explained to The Boot about the single. “I don’t know what else to base it off of, because I’ve never had anything like that. I’ve had hits on the radio, but this is different. I keep telling folks, there’s a difference between a hit song and a career song, and this is a career song.”

Since releasing Barefoot Blue Jean Night, Owen has gone on to release three additional albums, including Days Of Gold (2013), American Love (2016) and Greetings From…Jake (2019). 

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