Jake Owen....Nothing can top.....what?
Jake Owen has had a lot of memorable things happen to him over the last few years. #1 Songs, #1 Albums, sold out shows are just a few but he recently told TheBoot.com that nothing will compare to the birth of his daughter, Olive Pearl, on Thanksgiving!
"I delivered her. I was right there, and I caught her when she came out," Jake tells CMT. "I've done a lot of cool things in my life. But that, by far, was the coolest thing ever. There's nothing that will ever top that. I don't understand what could be better than that."
Jake and Lacey, Olive's Mom, married in August. He seems to remember everything leading up to the Thanksgiving birth. "The night before Thanksgiving, we thought, 'Maybe we'll have the baby tomorrow. Then in the morning, Lacey started having contractions. We timed them, and they were like 12 minutes apart. Then 11. Then eight. Then four. So we went to the hospital around 3:30, Lacey pushed a few times and Pearl was born at 5:15."
Jake did get to spend a few days home with Lacey and Olive, before duty called, and he had to head back out on the road. "Leaving her ... to come here was hard," he admits. "Because I kissed her on her little forehead and said, 'I'll be back,' and I realized I'm gonna be saying that a lot to her. That's going to be so hard."
Jake will be out on the road with Florida Georgia Line and Love & Theft until the 15th, then enjoy a few months off beforing starting his opening gig on Jason Aldean's tour.