When Jake Owen hit the stage at Miller’s Ale House in Chicago Ridge yesterday afternoon, he was joined by his full band (!), but it was going to be a show like no other.
All acoustic. No setlist. Well, he had one … he just didn’t follow it. He kicked it off by asking what to play. Someone shouted, “YeeHaw!” and off they went.
He told stories of Chicago being his favorite city to play in, EVER, and how US*99 had been there with him since Day 1. He told jokes, he took chances, he let his bandmates take lead. It was truly incredible.
We have SOOOOO many videos on our Instagram stories right now (both @US99 and @StylzandRoman) + I have a few for you below too >>>>
Jake’s “Whatever I Want To Play” SETLIST:
Beautiful Girl (unreleased song by Jake)
Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash)
Let’s Talk Dirty In Hawaiian
The Blues Man (Alan Jackson)
Anywhere With You
Folsom Prison Blues (Johnny Cash)
Dukes of Hazzard theme song
American Country Love Song
Your Love (The Outfield)
Careless Whisper (Wham)
Somebody’s Baby (Jackson Browne)
Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)
The One That Got Away
Front Porch (Jake b-side cut?)
Barefoot Bluejean Night
Summer Jobs (Jake b-side cut?)
Here’s what he was supposed to do >>>>
Soooooooo many great stories from our intimate afternoon with Jake Owen yesterday, can’t wait to share with you after 10a. Until then? This. pic.twitter.com/xPSJK7lPu8
Kip Moore has been in my Top 3 artists since I heard “Something ‘Bout A Truck” and “Beer Money” way back when. His presence and grit and passion on stage are matched by no one.
We can’t wait to see him back for our US*99 Windy City Smokeout as our Saturday night headliner July 16th.
Sooooooo excited that his 3rd studio album now has a name (!) and we get 13 songs (Kip co-wrote 11 of them)! It’ll be out September 8th >>>>>>
1. Plead the Fifth
2. Just Another Girl
3. I’ve Been Around
4. Fast Women
5. Bitter Sweet Company
7. More Girls Like You
8. The Bull
10. Good Thing
11. Last Shot
12. Try Again
13. Guitar Man
The PNC Chicago Bears 5K is coming up Saturday, June 24th and you can still register HERE (click)!
Punter Pat O’Donnell called Drew this afternoon to chat about his favorite country stars, the song he sings on the field every day (and how the guys keep telling him to can it!), which backstage atmosphere was incredible last month, how he’s going to take on my son Roy in the Bears’ Kids Dash & much more >>>>>>>