Jake Owen to Support Music Education in Nashville Fundraising Concert

The Music City showcase will benefit music education programs across the nation.

Written by Chris Parton
Jake Owen to Support Music Education in Nashville Fundraising Concert
Jake Owen; Photo credit: Matt Paskert

As live country music comes back, Jake Owen has booked an all-star concert for a good cause. His Jake Owen & Friends: A Concert Made for You will help fill a gap the pandemic has left behind — and it’ll do so with all the beachy twang his fans love.

Set for Thursday, July 15, at Nashville’s famous Ryman Auditorium, the show will feature Owen and many of the songwriters behind his nine career Number One hits. But as an added cherry on top, proceeds will benefit the CMA Foundation’s efforts to boost music education, helping fund school programs all over the U.S.

The CMA Foundation is typically funded by money from the annual CMA Festival, says the foundation’s Executive Director, Tiffany Kerns. But with that massive event cancelled for a second year, it’s up to artists like Owen to help out.

“With CMA Fest postponed for a second year, the Foundation lost a majority of its funding,” Kerns explains. “Having artists like Jake show continued commitment and support to our mission is what sets country music apart. As beneficiaries, we are honored to be included in this event. It is sure to be an exciting night full of country music!”

Owen plans to welcome the trusted songwriters who have helped make him a household name, and together, they’ll play hits like the recent chart topper “Made for You,” plus “Homemade,” “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” and more.

“Being able to play the Ryman Auditorium is always going to be special, but to be able to share the stage with some of the people who helped shape my career with their songs is something that I will remember forever,” Owen says. “This ‘Made For You’ concert is made for country music fans, and it’s going to be a special way to be a part of the shows that are welcoming live music back to Nashville.”

Tickets for Jake Owen & Friends: A Concert Made for You go on sale Friday, June 25 at 10 a.m. CT at the Ryman Auditorium website.