If there’s one thing abundantly clear about Jake Owen, it’s that the “American Country Love Song” singer doesn’t ever take himself too seriously. And a new video, which Owen apparently made while soaking up some downtime before the release of his forthcoming LP, American Love, is proof: In it, Owen and crew rap about their beloved pastime of putt-putt mini golf, complete with jokes about blue balls and a little shark massaging. Appropriately titled “Putt Puttin’,” the clip was filmed in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with the country singer — who actually went to Florida State University on a golf scholarship — and his “entourage” from video production team That’s Classic Media.
Owen, who made a memorable entrance to last week’s CMA Fest by arriving via boat, is gearing up for the release of American Love, out July 29th. The album includes everything from a track co-written by – and featuring the vocals of – Chris Stapleton, to plenty of Owen’s signature sing-talk tone and some unexpectedly twangy moments that put the true breadth of his range on display. And, yes, ample opportunity for Owen to showcase his playful, beach-bound attitude.
“These songs make me love what I do,” Owen tells Rolling Stone Country. “And they make me feel young, and they make me want to stay that way.”