Jake Owen’s new album is ‘American Love.’ The country music star’s fifth studio album follows his critically acclaimed ‘Days of Gold’ and it’s drawing notice from critics. Here’s a roundup of reviews.
The Florida native Jake Owen has racked up one success after another since his debut album, ‘Startin with Me’ of 2006 spawned three hit singles including “Yee Haw” as well as the title track. It easily make him one of the rising stars of the Aughts.
Now ‘American Love’ is hi latest album; it’s due out on RCA Nashville on July 20th. It’s also his first since his divorce from his wife of three years, model ‘Lacey Buchanan’ and in this day and age it begs the question. Does hie address the relationship and its dissolution? Along with the divorce, Jake Owen faced another personal struggle as his father was diagnosed with cancer. Likewise, fans might wonder how these circumstances influence the new music.
In a recent interview he said, “I’ve been going through a lot personally, and there’s a lot in this album, and it has really paralleled my life and the way I like to live. I hope they enjoy it.”
That would seem to be the case as the album’s lead single, ‘American Country Love Song’ has gone on to become a Top 10 hit on the Billboard country charts and has even crossed over to the Billboard Hot 100. The breezy and infectious song and its music video take the listener on a road trip.
Now as the album arrives in full, here’s what the critics are saying.
“…. Full of diversity, American Love shows the many sides of his personality and all the while gives fans the perfect summer album for their busy lives. Whether road tripping or relaxing by the water, Owen’s American Love is a fitting soundtrack for those living out their own American lives…..” — Sounds Like Nashville
“…. Overall, Jake Owen is back with his new highly-eclectic album American Love. It garners 4.5 out of 5 stars. ….” — Digital Journal
Check back for more reviews as they arrive. And in the meantime, check out Jake Owen’s ‘American Love’ album cover art and music videos below.
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