Last night in Nashville on Music Row, Jake Owen held a summer block party to celebrate his recent No. 1, “Anywhere With You.” The party, hosted by BMI, Morris Artists Management and Sony Music Nashville, was the largest-ever No. 1 party — 20,000 fans showed up to cheer on Jake!
Celebrating his fourth consecutive No. 1 hit, Jake invited his fans via Twitter and Facebook to join in on the party, complete with a free concert and No. 1 presentation. BMI’s Assistant Vice President of Writer/Publisher Relations Clay Bradley was on-hand to honor Jake, BMI songwriter Jimmy Yeary, and co-writers David Lee Murphy and Ben Hayslip for the summer smash.
“This was one of the most amazing nights of my life,” said Jake. “Ten years ago I stood in a crowd watching Kenny Chesney play and thought to myself, ‘I can do this.’ To look out at this incredible crowd and share this No. 1 party with all of my fans is surreal.”
“BMI jumped at the chance to host Jake Owen’s Summer Block Party, honoring one of country music’s hottest stars and the songwriters behind ‘Anywhere With You,’’’ said Bradley. “This event was the first of its kind for BMI and easily our biggest No. 1 party ever.”
The party featured a performance by Jake and quickly became a trending topic on Twitter. Playing to the packed crowd for over two hours, he was joined onstage by special guests Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and DJ Silver who came out to support Jake for the celebration. The beer was flowing and many of Nashville’s popular food trucks lined up for the event. The evening festivities kicked off with a performance by new trio The Cadillac Three.
Since releasing his chart-topping album, Barefoot Blue Jean Night, Jake has emerged as one of country music’s leading vocalists. The RCA Nashville project delivered four consecutive No. 1 hit singles, including the multi-week chart-toppers; the double platinum title track and platinum “Alone with You,” and gold-certified hits “The One That Got Away” and “Anywhere with You.” Poised to follow the success, Jake’s new single, “Days of Gold,” is now at country radio nationwide and will be featured on his album of the same title to be released on December 3.