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Tuesday Morning Man: Jake Owen

Singer Jake Owen, on stage at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Las Vegas where a gunman opened fire Sunday night, described the bloody scene as something lifted directly out of a Hollywood movie. “We live this life of not being scared, which I think is great, but this is reality these days. This stuff is really happening,” he told NBC’s The Today Show on Monday. “We were all scared.” I had met Jake Owen on the arrivals carpet at the 2009 Grammy Awards and had no idea who the heck he was. But since he looked a bit like Luke Wilson, one of my faves, I decided to chat Jake up.

He could not have been nicer and that only made him more attractive!

Jake had told me he was “pretty blown away” to be at what was his first Grammys on that day more than eight years ago: “It wasn’t long ago I was sitting on a bar stool in college playing for my college friends and I had this dream of going off and writing my own songs and having people hear them and listen to my voice. Now,to be here,it’s kind of validation that things are going in the right direction.

FILE UNDER: Morning Men (2017)

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