Jake Owen At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Country singer Jake Owen hadn’t planned on taking up a career in music. Born in 1981 in Vero Beach, Florida as Joshua Owens, professional golf was in Owen’s future, until a wakeboarding accident closed the door on those plans. While recovering, he took up his neighbor’s guitar and taught himself how to play. From there, he realized what his dreams really were. He moved to Nashville, where, in 2005, he signed with RCA Records. There, he changed his first name from Josh to Jake to avoid confusion with artists Josh Turner and Josh Gracin.