Jason Owen’s new original single ‘Distracted’ is a classic country love ballad filled with a lot of heart-felt emotion. Having recently married the love of his life Becy after COVID postponements, Jason wanted to release the song as a tribute to their commitment amongst all the upheavals of the past twelve months. The pair finally tied the knot in June in Jason’s tiny home town of Albert – Population 12 – Located in NSW’s Central West, 130kms west of Dubbo.
Bursting onto the Australian music scene in 2012 as runner-up of X-Factor, Jason Owen is one of Australia’s most popular young country music stars. Jason’s debut album ‘Life Is A Highway’ reached number one on the ARIA Country Chart and number five on the Australian Top 20 All Genre ARIA Chart. He has since released ‘Friday Night’ featuring his first original hit ‘Damn Right’; ‘Proud’, his first all-originals album celebrating his First Nations background; ‘Jason Owen Sings John Denver: The 20th Anniversary’; and ‘Jason Owen Sings John Denver: The Acoustic Sessions’ which debuted at Number 1 on the ARIA Country Music Charts in May 2021. He has been nominated for five major music awards including Golden Guitars and CMC Awards.
Having grown up in the tiny town of Albert, NSW, as the only child in a town of just twelve people, in 2019 Jason founded his own charity, Doin’ It For Rural Aussie Kids, supporting regional and isolated children. Each year Jason embarks on an annual road trip as the main charity initiative. In 2020 he completed an 8,000km road trip in ten days in December across four states, delivering toys, funds and groceries to more than 800 kids, as well as delivering impactful motivational talks. For his efforts he won the prestigious 2021 NSW/ACT Young Achiever Award for Community Service and the People’s Choice Award, and was also the most nominated entrant in the 2021 competition.
Jason has also participated in numerous appeals including Telethon Drought, Telethon Children’s Hospital, Cancer Golf Day, Kids Cancer Golf Day, donated two show profits to Burrumbuttock Hay Runners, donated song profits to Sir Ivan Bushfire Appeal and supported charities and businesses in towns toured.