Jake Owen is giving fans a closer look into his grandparents’ All-American love story with the newly released extended video for his current single, “Homemade.”
Fans will recall Owen previewed his grandparents’ real-life love story earlier this year with the release of a standard music video for “Homemade.” The previous clip featured the 38-year-old singer/songwriter playing the role of his grandfather in the 1940s.
Viewers drawn to the visual display watched on as Owen’s character fancied the woman who stole his heart. But, the video ended on a cliffhanger, suggesting something was going to disrupt the relationship Owen’s grandparents built.
Now, Owen’s actual grandparents, Bryan Yancey Owen and Jean Martin, get to share how their tale unfolds as the narrators in this nearly 14-minute clip.
Directed by Justin Clough, the short film depicts the couple’s love story, from seeing each other for the very first time, to trading sweet love letters, to being pulled apart for reasons beyond their control. At the 6:22 mark, it’s revealed the lovebirds became separated due to the WWII draft. However, the love they shared is so strong they reunited years later. And, as they say, the rest is history!
“I wanted to honor the backstory of my grandparents,” Owen told Entertainment Tonight. “But also be able to show off a different side than some of my fans have gotten to see yet. I think it will surprise people.”
“I was so glad we could tell this story of my grandparents, not just for me, and my girls, but for others too,” the father of two added. “A little more positivity in the world, even for those that didn’t have the easiest of circumstances, but made it work for love.”
Owen, who is set to star in the upcoming film, The Best Friend, first opened up about his 95-year-old grandparents’ history during his Good Company with Jake Owen podcast. The two have so far been married for more than 70 years.
“Homemade,” written by Bobby Pinson, Ben Goldsmith, Drew Parker and Jared Mullins, is the third single from Owen’s newest album, Greetings From…Jake, which dropped earlier this year. The song is the follow up to his No. 1 hit, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane).”