Down to the Honkytonk

Album: Greetings From… Jake (2018)
Charted: 65

Songfacts®:

  • This stomping romper finds Jake Owen delivering a love letter to honky tonks everywhere.

    The only place you might see my name
    Is on the wall for a good call
    I'm a local legend on Friday night
    With past blue ribbon and a neon light


    The singer raises a glass to the simple pleasures that can be found in a barroom.
  • Owen said he loves going to the Honky tonks both in Nashville and around the country, "It's all about a place to have beers with friends, a place to listen to good country music and catch up on great stories," he explained.
  • Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally wrote this feel-good singalong. Owen chose to record the tune as he suspected it was one that would easily get stuck in listeners' heads.

    "It's a special kinda song. I think when people hear that song, it's one of those that's just like an earworm," he said. "It's something that connects, and I feel like in a world of a lot of music and art and ways to distract us and our attention, it's super-important if you're gonna put out any sort of content, that it's content that grabs people's attention."
  • The video was filmed on Lower Broadway in Nashville, Tennessee, and features Owen leading a group of partygoers on a bar crawl along that street. Justin Clough and Ben Skipworth directed the clip. Clough also shot the visual for the Florida native's previous single "I Was Jack (You Were Diane)."

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  • Marcus from 77566Tell Jake Owen to clean up This lyrics to changed She goes bats--t on tequila to She goes completely mad or crazy on Tequila.
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