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Windy City Smokeout Friday Only with Jake Owen and more

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Jul 14, 2017 – 2:00 PM

443 N. Wabash - Corner of Rush and Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60611 Map

  • Jake Owen
  • Kip Moore
  • Lee Brice

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Jake Owen: Jake Owen made the transition from golfing prodigy to country star after a career ending injury forced him to trade in his clubs and for a guitar. Now, Jake Owen tour dates are scheduled on the opening stage of Keith Urban's national tour. After two top-ten albums and a slew of hits on country radio, Owen has solidified himself as a veritable country star. He is currently in the studio working on his third album and has already released his next hit single, "Barefoot Blue Jean Night". Jake Owen tour dates are periodically scheduled throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the Jake Owen concert schedule. Use Eventful as your source for Jake Owen tour dates and concert tour information.

Born and raised in Vero Beach, Florida; Jake Owen became a professional golfer after winning his first tournament at 15 years old. While at Florida State, he suffered a career ending wake-boarding accident. While recovering, Owen self-taught himself the guitar and realized his talents for singing and writing. Owen eventually moved to Nashville and began writing songs with producer Jimmy Ritchey. After penning several songs, Owen caught the attention of Sony BMG and was signed to their RCA Records imprint.

By 2006, Owen was ready to release his debut album, Startin' With Me. It debuted in the top ten of Billboard's Country charts fueled by the lead off single "Yee Haw". Jake Owen tour dates were scheduled on the opening stage for Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood on their respective tours. While on tour, Owen scored his first top ten country single - "Startin' With Me". Jake Owen tour dates were then scheduled with Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn in 2007. Owen closed out 2007 with a national tour with Sugarland and Little Big Town and joined together to record a cover of "Life on a Northern Town".

Following his extensive concert schedule, Jake Owen returned to the studio and released his breakthrough sophomore set. The album, Easy Does It, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country charts and yielded the hit singles "Don't Think I Can't Love You" and "Eight Second Ride". Jake Owen tour dates are currently scheduled on the opening stage for country superstar Keith Urban and his world tour. Other solo Jake Owen tour dates are scheduled periodically throughout the year. Owen is also in the studio penning and producing hits for his upcoming third album. Don't miss a date on the Jake Owen concert schedule 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Jake Owen tour dates and concert tour information as well as for other of your favorite artists and upcoming events.

Kip Moore: Singer-songwriter Kip Moore combines a raw and rustic voice with compelling lyrics of honesty to create a unique sound that’s simultaneously hypnotic and edgy. His voice is weathered by life’s detours and disappointments and strengthened by his dreams and determination. His music is infused with relentless intensity, both of passion and frustration.

The boy who grew up daydreaming about life outside of the small town of Tifton, Ga., became a man who has been continually inspired by Bruce Springsteen and Kris Kristofferson to paint vivid portraits with his lyrics.

His music powerfully captures some of the contradictions that he grapples with personally. Although he’s from a large family and enjoys musical collaborations and performing onstage, he’s an introvert who is often more comfortable being alone. Despite its edge, his music remains desperately optimistic.

During high school, he secretly began playing his brother’s guitar because he was intimidated by the talent of his mother and older brother. “I would play when nobody was around, just figuring out stuff, watching his hands and trying to do the same thing.”

Kip moved to Hawaii on a whim with just a backpack, a surfboard and a friend. They slept on an airport bench the first night and then lucked into a hut that was $50 a month. They would walk or hitchhike the mile to the beach daily. After six months of this tropical paradise, Kip thought he had found his permanent home until his friend encouraged him to pursue songwriting as a living.

He drove to Nashville on Jan. 1, 2004 in an old black Nissan truck that contained one bag and his guitar. He immersed himself in the songwriting community, observing songwriters’ rounds for two years and honing his craft before gaining the confidence to join in. After four years of performing locally, he caught the attention of Creative Artist Agency’s Mark Dennis, who called Universal Music Group Nashville’s Joe Fisher. Not only did Joe’s encounter lead to his record deal with MCA Nashville, but it also brought about his introduction to songwriter Brett James, who produced Kip’s debut album.

He also found important relationships with songwriters Dan Couch, Scott Steppakoff, Westin Davis and Kiefer Thompson, two of whom didn’t have publishing deals when he began writing with them.

And different his debut project is, as evidenced by the album’s first single, “Mary Was the Marrying Kind,” the story of the one who got away. The dreamy and spell-binding song is the true story of one of Kip’s friends, who returned to his hometown after about six years and saw the once tall, lanky girl who had since come into her own and become a model.

Lee Brice: The Sumter, South Carolina native aspired to be a football player before a sidelining injury ended his career during his senior year at Clemson University. Switching gears from a pigskin to a six-string, Brice began working as a songwriter in 2007. Brice scored his first hit when he co-penned "More Than a Memory" for Garth Brooks in 2007. The single debuted at #1 on the charts and Brice became an underdog to watch in Nashville. The success of the single won Brice a contract with Curb Records who released his debut single "She A'int Right," which peaked at #29 on the Billboard Country Singles chart. Lee Brice tour dates were scheduled to promote his upcoming debut disc. The album, Picture of Me, was scheduled for release, but was ultimately shelved and instead Brice released two moderately successful singles to country radio.

Brice wasn't deterred and released his next album in 2009, Love Like Crazy, which peaked in the top ten on the country charts in 2009. The title track set a record for the longest run on the country singles chart when it spent 55 weeks as a hit single. The track was certified Gold and Lee Brice tour dates were scheduled to capitalize on the single's success. Brice followed up with "Beautiful Every Time", which is currently in heavy rotation on country radio. In addition to his commercial success, Brice has been honored with nominations from the Academy of Country Music and at the CMT Awards for his single "Love Like Crazy".

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