Topping the country radio charts in both the U.S. and Canada, the feat marks Owen’s eighth Number One in the U.S. and sixth in Canada — and also keeps his comeback momentum going strong. That’s normally plenty of reason for the beachy star to celebrate, but like everyone else he’s got other things to focus on, making his “Homemade” hit all the sweeter.
“There is so much going on in the world right now, and I don’t take any of this for granted,” Owen told Billboard according to an official statement. “‘Homemade’ has such a new level of meaning to me. I think we all can relate right now to taking the time to focus on the people and small, daily moments that really matter; the ones that make your home, at the core, the most important thing in life. I know a lot of my team and fans are celebrating this moment from home with me right now, and I’d like to thank Big Loud Records and the rest of the people that work so hard every day to get my music out.”
“Homemade” was co-written by Bobby Pinson, Drew Parker, Jared Mullins and Ben Goldsmith, and appears on Owen’s Greetings From … Jake album. It’s success follows the Gold-certified Number One “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” and Platinum “Down to the Honkytonk,” and Owen recently wrapped his acoustic Down to the Tiki Tonk Tour. Lately, he’s been hosting live-streamed jam sessions with the likes of Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Jon Pardi.