Nashville, TN - (November 24, 2014) – Jake Owen will debut the brand new music video for his emotionally charged single “What We Ain’t Got” across multiple media platforms this week with the first look exclusively on Entertainment Tonight Online today, 11/24. Following the premiere, the impactful video will be available across CMT, VEVO and all other digital partners beginningtomorrow, 11/25.
Known for his laid-back vibe and beach party anthems, Owen showcases a much different side with his latest offering penned by Travis Jerome Goff and recovering addict Travis Meadows. “I was immediately taken by this song and Travis' [Meadows] raw honesty,” shares Owen. “This is an anthem for people living real life which is what country music is – telling stories about real life. There’s a line that goes 'I wanted the world 'till my whole world stopped’ and I really feel what Travis meant by that. Everything halted when my dad went through cancer last year. It was difficult to see the man that I looked up to the most and was the pillar of strength in our family going through this. As difficult a time as it was, he is now cancer free and I’m so thankful.”
Filmed in Nashville, TN, the video for “What We Ain’t Got” features simple snapshots of real people who have struggled, experienced loss and provide inspiration to others, including songwriter Travis Meadows. Director Mason Dixon reinforces the visceral scenes with flashes of Owen performing the powerful song solo.
Highlighting his authoritative voice, the song was recorded at the revered Ocean Way studios and is featured on his current album DAYS OF GOLD. Fans, music critics and radio alike are embracing Owen’s fresh sound:
“A plaintive piano and steel guitar ballad about unchecked desire, is all Owen's voice … sounds as if it were cut in a pitch-black room, with all of Owen's fears closing in.” – ROLLING STONE
“…Jake delivers this message-driven song with authority and confidence, harboring no qualms about revealing his tender, more emotional side of his personality.” – COUNTRY WEEKLY
“…you can really hear what an incredible voice Owen has.” – CMT
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