Jake Owen Tributes His Grandparents’ Love in ‘Homemade’ Short Film

Watch him bring their heartwarming story to life.

Written by Chris Parton
Jake Owen Tributes His Grandparents’ Love in ‘Homemade’ Short Film
Jake Owen; Photo Credit: Matthew Paskert

Jake Owen first introduced the amazing love story of his grandparents, Bryan Yancey Owen and Jean Martin, in the official video for his latest single, “Homemade.” But now that was just a teaser, and now he’s revealed the whole tale.

With a new, nearly 14-minute long long-form clip, Owen re-enacts his grandparents 70 year romance, showing off its twists and turns in something that’s much more than a music video. Set once again in the 1940s and directed by Justin Clough, the mini-movie fills in the gaps left by the official video and its cliffhanger ending, detailing how Owen’s grandparents met, separated during WWII and eventually reunited.

To bring the heartwarming story to life, Owen plays the role of his grandfather, while Kelly Rook Daly plays his grandma, and his actual grandparents narrate the whole thing. Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, the singer says it was a story that deserved to be told.

“I was so glad we could tell this story of my grandparents not just for me, and my girls, but for others, too,” he explained. “A little more positivity in the world, even for those that didn’t have the easiest of circumstances, but made it work for love,”

To hear more about Owen’s grandparents straight from the source, check out this recent episode of his Good Company With Jake podcast. The country hit maker will soon appear on the big screen, making his film debut in the upcoming movie, The Friend, alongside Jason Segel, Dakota Johnson and Casey Affleck. “Homemade” is the third single off Owen’s Greetings From … Jake album, following the No.1 hit, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane),” and the Top Five follow up, “Down to the Honkytonk.”