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JASON OWEN TO RELEASE FOURTH ALBUM JASON OWEN SINGS JOHN DENVER: THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY

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Since the John Denver classic Annie’s Song launched him as a contestant on the X Factor in 2012,Jason Owen has planned for this album. His pop, the much-loved patriarch of his family asked him again and again to do a tribute album. With his pop’s health on the decline and the 20th anniversary of the legend’s passing, Jason knew there was no better time for this album.

Set for release on 30 June via Social Family Records and available for pre-order from 13 June, Jason Owen Sings John Denver: the 20th Anniversary is a labour of love from the country singer. The album was produced by Bry Jones with special guest, Chelsea Basham, providing stunning backing vocals. It’s packed with songs that made John Denver a household name including Annie’s Song, Calypso, and first single Take Me Home Country Road. Jason’s exceptional vocals shine on the album perfectly capturing the soul of Denver’s music. “I’ve put my own touch on each track but kept true to the uniqueness of John’s creativity,” he says.

TRACK LISTING
01 Be Back Home Again
02 Take Me Home Country Road
03 Thank God I’m A Country Boy
04 Annie’s Song
05 Rocky Mountain High
06 Sunshine On My Shoulders
07 Calypso
08 I’m Sorry
09 Mr Bojangles
10 Leaving On A Jet Plane
11 Everybody’s Talking
12 Some Days Are Diamonds
One of the best-selling artists of the 70s, John Denver was more than just a country music singer. He was outspoken on politics, an environmentalist and a humanitarian. Rather than putting the big smoke on a pedestal, Denver praised the virtues of country living, one most Australian country music fans can connect with. Writing passionately about the world around him and the simple joys of life, Denver’s timeless music resonated with millions of people from popular artists who have covered his music to a young, impressionable boy in country New South Wales.

The production of the album is superb and I’m sure that any country music purest will love the arrangements of the songs. My favourite track on the album would have to be “I’m Sorry”. The song has always been one of my favourite Denver songs and I think Jason must have been channelling him in the studio while laying down the vocals. If you want a walk down Memory Lane with one of the worlds greatest writers and one of Australia’s finest young talents, let me give you my recommendation.” –Cameron Syrett, Country Music Capital News

Born and bred in the small town of Albert 150km west of Dubbo, Jason was raised to the tune of classic country artists. After being launched into the Australian music scene as runner up of X Factor in 2012, Jason has continued to grow into a genuine country artist. A national tour with country music darling Amber Lawrence, an appearance by iconic Indigenous entertainer Christine Anu on his single Proudand his nomination for New Oz Artist of the Year at the 2017 CMC Awards have cemented his growing reach in the industry he loves. The year continues his rise with the release of his John Denver tribute album and trialling for the Australian clay trap shooting team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

With the album due to drop in late June 2017, Jason wants country music fans to throw this album in their car, turn it up and connect once more to these timeless songs that so beautifully capture life, love and longing.

He also plans to jump back in his ute come October for a run of shows to promote the release, performing all the tracks from this brilliant new record.

TOUR DATES (ON SALE JUNE 30)

Fri 13 October | Laycock Street Theatre, Gosford
www.gosford.nsw.gov.au/theatres ~ 02 4323 3233

Fri 20 October | Dubbo Regional Theatre
www.drtcc.com.au ~ 02 6801 4378

Sat 21 October | Wagga Civic Theatre
www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/civic-theatre ~ 02 6926 9688

Sun 5 November | The Studio, Sydney Opera House
sydneyoperahouse.com ~ 02 9250 7777

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