Jake Owen Wants To Hear "Real" Country

In a recent sit-down with Country Weekly, Jake Owen said:

“I don’t mean to sound negative. I love country music right now, it’s awesome. But I’m guilty of it, too. We all have songs that we’re tending to put out because they’re working and it’s helping our careers. But songs like ‘The Thunder Rolls’ or John Michael Montgomery’s ‘Life’s a Dance’ they were songs that meant something to people. You don’t hear a lot of those songs anymore. The last time I heard a song that had a lot of meaning and sounded like a country song was Craig Morgan’s ‘Almost Home.’

“People were like, that’s real,” Jake continues. “There are so many songs now, and I have them, too, that are [about] sunshine, blue eyes, a tan. That’s not always real to everyone all the time. Or passing moonshine jars around. People do that when they’re kids, but people also grow up. . . . It’s important to have all kinds of songs.”