JAKE OWEN took a break from venting about divorce, and talked about how great it is to open for KENNY CHESNEY. Especially since, according to Jake, he’s, quote, “built his career the way it’s supposed to be built: Slow and steady, and then maintaining it.” It gets even better. Kenny gives him advice, and offers to help with writing songs . . . but only if Jake WANTS him to. Quote, “I’m just so lucky to be able to have that outlet, in person, to talk to as a friend.” Obviously that’s huge right now for Jake. Of course, it also helps that he gets to expose thousands of Kenny Chesney fans to HIS music every night, and hopefully convert them. Of course we don’t hear any complaints from his fans either… In the included video he talks about what it is like to perform live. By the way… Jake will be the host for the 9th annual ACM Honors for 2015. The evening is dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Performers for the evening include Jason Aldean, Roy Clark, Randy Houser, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and Restless Heart. Presenters include Kelsea Ballerini, RAC Clark and The Swon Brothers.
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