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Jason Owens was born and raised in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He picked up his first guitar at the age of ten, when he heard Brad Paisley on the radio. It was Paisley’s guitar solo from the song “The World”, that inspired Jason to learn to play. From that moment on, Jason knew he wanted to play the guitar. Jason begged his parents relentlessly until they purchased him a guitar and enrolled him in lessons. Jason took his first lesson from Aaron Mahoney and then continued his training with Rick Kinman, Kinman shared the secrets he had learned from Scotty Anderson with Jason. This passing down of the craft has made Jason’s skill set more established and refined.
Jason became excited about performing when the Willis Music Corporation hosted an “Air Guitar” contest. As a result Brad Paisley tweeted this message to Jason, “You nailed it.” Later that year, Paisley tweeted again about Jason complimenting him on his guitar technique. Paisley’s interaction inspired him to practice for hours each day. Jason’s enthusiasm has never faded, and he continues to practice as often as his schedule permits.
Jason visited the 2010 CMA Music Fest where he participated in a “Skype Session” with Justin Moore. Jason had a conversation with Mr. Moore, in which he kindly commented that “Jason was a better guitar player than him.” These words also encouraged Jason to keep working toward his dream of becoming a performer.
In 2010, Jason began working in the Echo Lab Recording Studio. Aaron Mahoney introduced him to the art of recording. Jason worked in the studio assisting and learning the skill set which has enabled him to run sound at events and recording sessions. Jason has played with John Jorgenson “Elton John”, Richard Starkey “Martin Guitars”, Brad Davis “Takamine”, Greg Koch “Fender”, and Gary Hoey “Lord Of The Rings soundtrack”. Jason has played on the same bill as a number of well’ known artists including Locash Cowboys, Casey James, Clark Manson, Ryan Broshear, Thompson Square, Toby Keith, Sam Hunt, The Band Perry, Colt Ford, Frankie Ballard, and Dustin Lynch.
Community service and charitable contributions are very important to Jason. He performs for various charities and benefits on a regular basis including fundraising groups and churches. One of the benefits that was closest to Jason’s heart was a fundraiser for a three year old cancer patient. Jason organized and performed at the event, which raised money for medical expenses that were donated to the family.
The first album, recorded and produced by Jason Owens, is scheduled for release in early 2015. He is currently recording the EP at Fat Track Studios. Jason puts on a top notch, high energy performance that any country fan would want to experience. Jason continues to grow his fan base with a staggering social media presence with nearly 30,000 Twitter followers and 10,000 Instagram followers. He is a proud member of the CMA (Country Music Association). Jason has performed at the CMA in Nashville, TN, the ACM (Academy Of Country Music) in Encino, California, as well as “Night With The Stars” in Branson, Missouri and the Kentucky Speedway inaugural Sprint Cup Race with an attendance of over 100,000 + people. He loves to entertain and has the heart to help others. Jason is the full package!!!