Platinum-selling Country Artist to Host Memorial Day Weekend Special

NEW YORK, NY – May 10, 2018–Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., announces that ACM-award winner and platinum-selling singer/songwriter Jake Owen will set the stage as host of Westwood One’s Annual “Summer Kick Off” Memorial Day special. Westwood One’s holiday music specials, with music’s biggest and brightest star hosts, have become a welcome tradition with hundreds of programmers, millions of listeners, and local advertisers.

The four-hour Memorial Day weekend special broadcast, available to stations nationwide, will feature great beachin’ music from Jake and his friends, including Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Zac Brown Band, and more. Many of them will share their favorite summer memories and activities.

Westwood One’s “Summer Kick Off with Jake Owen” will also remember the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Jake Owen is currently enjoying success with the fastest-rising single of his career – the top 15 single “I Was Jack (You Were Diane).” Throughout his career, Jake has had six No. 1 singles to date – the 2X PLATINUM anthem “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” PLATINUM-certified hits “Beachin’,” “Anywhere with You,” “Alone with You,” “The One That Got Away,” and, GOLD-certified “American Country Love Song.” Owen’s fifth studio album, AMERICAN LOVE, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 all-genre chart. Most recently, Owen signed a new label deal with Big Loud Records, reuniting him with Joey Moi, who produced his biggest hits to date. Owen and Moi are currently in the studio working on a forthcoming project.

Stations can air Westwood One’s Summer Kick Off with Jake Owen any time Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28, 2018, between 6:00 am and 12 midnight. For more information, contact Country@WestwoodOne.com.

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