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Discover Boating Reunites With Country Music Superstar Jake Owen on the Road and the Water
Second Year Partnership Makes Waves by Pairing Boating and Country Music to Bring Real Boaters’ Stories to Life
CHICAGO (May 19, 2015) – Life is better on the water. That’s the message Discover Boating, the boating awareness campaign powered by the North American recreational boating industry, and Platinum-selling artist Jake Owen will share when they team up again on tour as Owen joins Kenny Chesney’s THE BIG REVIVAL Tour.
 
Riding last year’s wave as presenting sponsor of Owen’s nationwide DAYS OF GOLD Tour, Discover Boating is again hitting the road with Owen to inspire fans and concertgoers to discover life on the water and share their boating stories.
 
“Jake is a lifelong boater, who lives and breathes the boating lifestyle, and we’re proud to be working with him again to share his stories and passion for being on the water,” said Carl Blackwell, president of Discover Boating. “His music conveys the same feel-good vibe you get being on a boat and we look forward to continuing to share that feeling with his fans and concertgoers throughout the summer tour.”
 
As part of THE BIG REVIVAL Tour, Owen will be performing at tour stops across the U.S. and Canada throughout the summer. Prior to Owen taking the stage, concertgoers will get a sneak peek at his“Stories of Discovery” documentary, a behind the scenes look at why boating is a meaningful part of his life and an influence on his music.
 
Taking the partnership online, Owen and Discover Boating will share with fans exclusive boating content from Owen via social media and DiscoverBoating.com as well as a chance to score concert tickets. He will also be part of Discover Boating’s online advertising and public relations programming, helping to introduce more people to the boating lifestyle.
 
“Any down time I have from touring, I spend on the water,” said Owen. “When I’m boating, I’m not thinking about anything else but that moment—it’s a feeling of freedom like no other. I want to bring this feeling to my fans and give them a look into how great life on the water is. I wouldn’t be who I am without it!”
 
“Stories of Discovery” Celebrates Life on the Water
Owen’s love of boating is captured in “Stories of Discovery,” a documentary series developed by Discover Boating. This collection of inspirational, behind the scenes videos profile real boaters and the impact boating has on their lives.
 
Discover Boating recently introduced two new “Stories of Discovery” videos, including that of a young female angler who found her passion for fishing and a family who cherishes time on the water together. They join Owen’s boating story, as well as the story of a wakeboarder who lives life to the fullest on his boat, even after losing his leg to cancer; a boating legacy spanning three generations; and the story of a family who credits boating with helping them stay connected and make memories.
 
The documentaries, and other special insights from behind the scenes of these boaters’ lives, are featured on DiscoverBoating.com and on Discover Boating’s social media channels.
 
For tour dates and more information on Jake Owen, visit JakeOwen.net.
 
About Discover Boating
Discover Boating is a boating awareness campaign developed by the North American recreational boating industry to help people get on the water. Discover Boating programs focus on the boating experience and building interest in recreational boating by providing a resource for Americans to explore the benefits, accessibility and fun of the boating lifestyle. To find out more, visit DiscoverBoating.com or follow Discover Boating on Facebook at www.facebook.com/discoverboating, Twitter @discoverboating or on Instagram @discoverboating.
 
About Jake Owen
Jake Owen has ascended to stardom with five #1 smashes - the 2X PLATINUM anthem “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” PLATINUM-certified hits “Beachin’,” “Anywhere with You,” “Alone with You” and nearly PLATINUM “The One That Got Away.” Known for his thrilling performances and laid-back style of country, Owen showcased a much different side on his acclaimed single “What We Ain’t Got.” Fans, music critics and radio alike are eagerly embracing the talented singer’s fresh sound. Produced by Joey Moi, his latest album DAYS OF GOLD (RCA Nashville) is the follow up to the GOLD-certified, chart-topping BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT, which has sold well over 5 million tracks to date. Previously taking home ACA and ACM Awards, the Vero Beach, FL, native has earned GRAMMY and TEEN CHOICE Awards nominations. Following his major nationwide headline DAYS OF GOLD TOUR 2014, Owen is now bringing his signature show to Kenny Chesney’s 2015 THE BIG REVIVAL TOUR. He is currently in the studio with award-winning producers Shane McAnally and Ross Copperman working on his next album.
 
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MEDIA CONTACT: Kelly Kaylor, Discover Boating (kkaylor@nmma.org; 312-946-6262)