Jake Owen has thrown a winking side-eye at reality TV star Hannah Brown, penning a hilarious “diss” track about former star of The Bachelorette and newly crowned Dancing With the Stars champ. In “Alabama Hannah,” the country star basically tells Brown to take a hike.
For a little background, Brown famously spent a steamy night in a windmill with contestant Peter Weber on the previous season of ABC’s The Bachelorette. But despite their obvious connection, she ended up choosing someone else as the show’s winner — only to have that relationship crash and burn shortly after. Weber has since gone on to become the star of the just-started season of The Bachelor, but on the show’s opening night Brown came barging back into the picture, apparently hoping to rekindle their romance (and infuriating the show’s actual contestants in the process).
After watching the cringeworthy drama unfold along with the rest of America, Owen was apparently inspired to say “enough is enough” — in lighthearted country fashion, of course. He appeared on Twitter to explain his sarcastic new, just-for-fun track.
“Monday night, my girlfriend had the damn TV on and all you heard about on the new Bachelor was Alabama Hannah,” an exasperated Owen said. “She won’t go away. Believe it or not, I met her on the last season of The Bachelorette — I played ‘Made For You’ for them in I think it was like Rhode Island or something. She’s a cool girl. This is not even a dig at the actual Alabama Hannah … but I started feeling something for this Peter guy.”
Co-written by Owen with Ray Fulcher and Drew Parker, the track emerged as classic country ballad with a standing-tall vocal and some truly insightful lyrics — if you’re a fan of the show, that is. All about trying to give your heart away, only to be rejected and then have that special someone come crawling back, Owen tells Brown in no uncertain terms that she’s already had her chance, and now it’s time to move on.
Filled with clever references and acoustic twang, the song wraps up with an unforgettable payoff.
“Well I guess you think you messed up since you seen me moving on / Thinking we could pick up, right where we left off / But you got to lay in the bed you made, and I hate to let you down / Girl this ain’t no windmill, we can’t go round and round,” it goes.
For her part, Brown is taking the whole thing in stride, replying to Owen: “Well, this is one way to get a song written about you. This is some catchy shade @jakeowen.”