Jake Owen Acts Out Grandparents’ Love Story in ‘Homemade’ Video

Heartwarming clip shows a real-life American love story ... with a cliffhanger ending.

Written by Chris Parton
Jake Owen Acts Out Grandparents’ Love Story in ‘Homemade’ Video
Jake Owen; Photo Credit: Robby Klein

Jake Owen takes a heartwarming trip down memory lane in the official video for his latest single, “Homemade,” stepping into his grandparents’ shoes to act out an all-American love story.

Starring Owen as his own grandfather, the nostalgic clip dramatizes the real life story of how Owen’s grandparents met and ultimately fell in love. Appearing to be set around 1940, it finds a young, small-town couple exchanging glances and then letters as their relationship blossoms — but the clip ends with a cliffhanger, as some unexpected news threatens to change everything.

Owen revealed more of his grandparents story on his Good Company With Jake podcast, explaining how the 95-year-old sweethearts — who have now been married for over 70 years — first got together.

“My grandparents’ story and how they met is truly the American love story,” he said. “When I think about the love that people have had together, and I think about their story, there are plenty of songs that could be written about the love they share together.”

“Homemade” is the third single released from Owen’s Greetings From … Jake album, following his chart topping comeback single “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” and Top 10 “Down to the Honkytonk” — both of which have been certified Gold by the RIAA. The Florida native’s 9th Annual “Homemade Concert” to Benefit the Jake Owen Foundation is set for November 2 in his hometown of Vero Beach, and will feature Jimmy Buffett as a special guest. Tickets are sold out.