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.”
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First day wrap on new video for Homemade. I’m recreating the beautiful story of my grandparents who have been married for over 70 years. My grandfather saw my grandmother in Mumfordville, KY walking down the street. He took a picture of the house she went into on his old camera and decided to write her letters in the 1940s…They became pen pals, and next thing you know, their grandson is remaking a video of their beautiful love story 70 years later. You can hear their story, from their own mouth…on my Good Company Podcast.. I’ll attach link in my bio above. Can’t wait for y’all to see this video. Back to set tomorrow…. 😴
“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.