"I had always loved music. I grew up listening to classic country, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard. My dad loved Vern Gosdin and Keith Whitley. So I kept going to class and started getting totally into playing guitar and teaching myself these songs."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Jake Owen on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Jake Owen on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Jake Owen on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Jake Owen on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Jake Owen on Friedrich Nietzsche
"I was given such a great gift. It's a miracle that never stops amazing me and reminding me to give thanks, every day. Having a wife and daughter gives me a lot more purpose. I was much more selfish before, but now I think about what kind of role model I'll be. I just want to be a better man."
"The lips on my upper right bicep are my girlfriend's lips. She has the most amazing lips, and I wanted to carry them around with me everywhere I go, considering I can't carry her lips physically with me. So I decided to place them in a discreet location, such as the inside part of my bicep."
"I look at my little girl and I wonder what she's going to be and what she's going to do and what is it that leads girls certain directions in life. I think a lot of that goes back to what kind of father they had, and so it makes me want to be the best dad I can possibly be."
"I think if you just look at life in a positive way, positive things will happen."
"I am big into water sports and just being out on the water. That is second nature to me, being from Florida."