Jake Owen Says New Feather Tattoo Honors His Individualism, Native American Heritage
Jake Owen says he didn't spend much time thinking about the design for his new feather tattoo, but it carries some personal meaning for him. Owen is of Native American ancestry, and recognizes the importance of the feather. But more than anything the feather is a symbol for who he is today.
“I’ve floated to my own tempo and wherever it takes me,” the "Real Life" singer tells Taste of Country. “It’s a symbol of peace and individuality and spirituality, and in my whole life in general I’ve always floated around in a way.”
The black feather also includes turquoise accents; turquoise being one of his favorite colors. He first revealed the new tattoo last weekend during shows in Kentucky and Indianapolis. The feather covers up a previous tattoo of wife Lacey's lips.
Earlier this week the Florida-raised singer wrapped his portion of Kenny Chesney's the Big Revival Tour with a show in Canada. He'll close the summer with headlining gigs at fairs and festivals before playing events like the Route 91 Festival in October. "Real Life" is the first single from his upcoming fifth studio album. Earlier this year he told ToC he's aiming to make something great.
I’ve never made a record like that before. I’ve made a record with a bunch of random songs on it that worked on radio, but I want a piece of material that is consistent throughout each song, that talks about that feeling of growing up.”
Owen announced his divorce on Twitter earlier this month. He and Lacey have been married for three years and have one daughter, two-year-old Pearl.
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