I saw this handsome guy smiling at me from the iTunes store tonight and I had to check it out. Jake Owen is a newcomer to the scene, but this young up-and-coming star has the voice of a seasoned professional. Though he'd planned since childhood to be a professional golfer, life took him into the music business after a waterskiing accident cut his golfing career short.
The accident forced reconstructive surgery not only on his sore body, but his aspirations. While healing up in his apartment, he borrowed a neighbor's guitar and learned how to play. Later on he wandered into a bar and started playing for $75 a night, free beer, and plenty of attention from girls.
Things are picking up steam for Jake now, keep an eye out for him!