Jake Owen makes like the king of downtown Nashville in the video for his latest single, “Down to the Honkytonk,” taking a boozy, good-timing tour of the city’s famous Lower Broadway bar scene.
Filled with pedal taverns, bachelorettes and plenty of colorful characters, the neon-lit clip pokes a little fun at the insanity of the strip, as Owen visits Broadway staples like Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and Honk Tonk Central. Written by Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, the song is all about how Owen might not go down in history, but he sure knows how to feel like he’s on top of the world — or at least on top of the bar.
“Down to the Honky Tonk” follows Owen’s previous single, “I Was Jack (And You Were Diane),” the John Mellencamp-inspired hit which became Owen’s first Number One since 2016. Both tunes are expected to be part of an upcoming album with producer Joey Moi, who helped him break out with 2011’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” Owen is currently out on his Life’s Whatcha Make It Tour 2018 with David Lee Murphy and Morgan Wallen, with dates scheduled through November 2nd in Ocoee, Florida. He’ll also be featured as a celebrity panelist in the USA Network’s Real Country singing competition, which premieres November 13th.