Jake Owen recently had the #1 album on the Country charts with Barefoot Blue Jean Night, currently has the #1 single on the Country charts with “Alone With You”, and now he’s got a ring around the finger of the star of his biggest video!
Jake and I share the same hometown, went to the same high school, and my Facebook feed is buzzing with news of my many friends who are at the show. “JAKE OWEN JUST PROPOSED TO HIS GIRLFRIEND ON STAGE!!!” goes one status update. “OHMYGOD, JAKE OWEN ASKED HER TO MARRY HIM!” goes another.
The lucky guy asked Lacey Buchanan – the brunette beauty who starred in the video for his #1 song, the title track to Barefoot… – in front of a throng of fans at Vero Beach’s Billy Livings Field at Orange Bowl Stadium, where the school’s Fighting Indians football team plays their home games. But on the evening of April 7th, 2012, there wasn’t a football in sight: it was the scene of a concert chock full of Jake Owen hits…and one amazing moment for Ms. Buchanan, the future Mrs. Jake Owen.
Let’s go straight to some fan-recorded video of the big moment!
Jake popped the question to Lacey during the concert – an annual charity event held in Vero – just an hour ago as I type, asking for her hand in marriage while singing his hit “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You”. Of course, she said yes!
An interesting wrinkle to this: The charity concert Jake performed tonight was originally schedule for December 10th, 2011. It had to be postponed due to some seriously bad weather that ripped through Indian River County that day. And I should know – I was there! I wonder if Jake had it in mind that this was the time and place he wanted to pop the question, and delayed the moment until the rescheduled concert? I’m definitely going to try to find out.
Anyway, Jake didn’t let the bad weather get him down, and played in a small club that night in Vero, entertaining a packed crowd with a bunch of classic country covers. A buddy of mine bumped into him at the music store buying some last minute gear needs, and he couldn’t have been nicer. The guy loves his hometown, and found himself a beautiful Florida girl (from the Orlando area, not far from where he grew up) to spend the rest of his life with.
(Photo credited to Judy Eddy/WENN.com)
Congratulations you two! It’s a Barefoot Blue Jean Night in Vero Beach, Florida!!!
To take a look at the object of Mr. Owen’s affection, here’s the video:
Also: Did you know? Lacey Buchanan isn’t the only brunette beauty to star in one of Jake Owen’s music videos! CLICK HERE to find out which future contestant on Big Brother starred in the music video for ‘Tell Me!’”