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Is There Any Artist Who Appreciates Their Fans More Than Jake Owen?

From randomly showing up to fans’ tailgate parties to addressing heartfelt thank yous with heartfelt replies, few artists in any genre show more consistent appreciation for their fans than Jake Owen.

Two of the more recent cases in point?

Exhibit A) Jake remembering and following up on a promise made to a fan back in 2013

Exhibit B) Jake’s reply to this fan’s Instagram post

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Hey @todd_wages … I hope I can express to you how much your comment means to me. One of these days I hope I can drink some of those beers, at one of those cookouts you speak of. All I’ve ever wanted to do is just make people happy. Trust me, I’ve made people unhappy, and to be honest I’ve been unhappy before. I’ve chalked that up to being a human and living life. Learning from life. I’ve never had an absolute understanding as to why I am able to sings songs and travel around this beautiful country. I’ve chalked that up to God’s plan. Even still, It’s never made perfect sense to me. There are days when I wonder to myself if I’m doing enough. Am I working hard enough? Am I good Father? Am I a good friend? I do the self constructive criticism thing I think a lot of us do… then there are moments when someone gives you an incredible compliment.. like you just did Todd. I almost feel like you reached out and hugged me through this Insta message. I needed that! Todd you are always welcome at any show of mine. It’s people like you that make everything I do feel so surreal. So fulfilling. You say that I make your day a little better?!?! Buddy, you and so many others out there are the ones making my day better as well! Thanks for being so kind and taking the time to give me a compliment. I think if everyone gave someone a compliment each day, the world would be a happier place.

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And that isn’t even including the invite he put out to fans during CMA Fest to come hang out on his boat with him

Well done, Jake Owen. Somewhere, Jack and Diane are proud.

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