Jake Owen may be close to the top of the country charts with his latest hit single, but he is not very happy with the songs coming out of Nashville these days. Even though his fourth CD Days of Gold is has many of those same songs, he wants to record more meaningful songs with lyrics that mean something. to put out country music that is more than the general fare of songs full of lyrics about trucks, dirt roads, whiskey, and women and partying.
“What I’m trying to do with this record is not have songs that all sound the [sic] alike,” Jake Owen told Rolling Stone in an article published on Oct. 11. Owen longs to record more old-school, piano and pedal –steal vocal ballads, one of which is “(We All Want) What We Ain’t Got.” Jake goes on to tell Rolling Stone that there have been moments in his career when he has released songs that are “not necessarily the most, you know, in-depth-written song, maybe it was a party anthem.”
In the Rolling Stone interview Owen expressed his frustration with country music songs full of lyrics about trucks, dirt roads, whiskey, women, partying and [bleeping] cups. Owen told Rolling Stone:
"We need songs that get ourselves back into the format that made me love it…[like] when guys like Randy Travis released songs like ‘He Walked on Water’ – songs that meant something, man!”
Owen aims to add more validity to his music and not get caught up in the cookie-cutter “shake your booty, let’s go for a ride in my truck and drink moonshine by the riverside” music that is currently churned out of Nashville at an alarming rate these days.
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