Jake Owen Claims 10th #1 With “Best Thing Since Backroads”



Jake Owen has claimed the 10th chart-topping single of his career, as “Best Thing Since Backroads” lands the #1 spot on the Country Aircheck/Mediabase chart this week. 

“Let’s go! Boys and girls, the #1 song in all the land of country music,” Owen exclaimed celebrating on social media last night. “Thank you so much, holy frickin’ cow. It’s a Monday and having the #1 song in America is unbelievable. I could not do this first and foremost without the songwriters; you guys wrote an incredible song that’s only elevating my career. I have 10 #1 songs – I can’t even wrap my head around that. It took me seven years to get my first #1, and to think all these summers later we’re still cranking them out. To the fans – oh my gosh, the fans. You are the best thing since backroads, you have given me this life, I love you guys. You make country music what it is and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

Written by Ben Johnson, Jordan Minton, Hunter Phelps, and Geoff Warburton, “Backroads” launched a new chapter of Jake Owen signatures, followed up by toe tappers “Fishin’ On A River,” “Up There Down Here,” and latest “1×1,” whose official music video released last month.


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