HANG ON, ST. CHRISTOPHER: Jake Owen – “What We Ain’t Got”

Jake Owen’s latest is also his career zenith, and the genre’s best of 2014.

Anyone who thinks great songwriting is a lost art in country music needs to hear “What We Ain’t Got,” as written by Travis Meadows and Travis Jerome Goff and recorded by Jake Owen. Bare necessities abound, as Owen’s voice and a piano provide the backbone for the most moving song I’ve heard this year in any genre.

I wanted the world until my whole world stopped
You know a love like that ain’t easily forgot

Neither is a song that hits so close to the bone. Forget “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” or “Beachin'” … this is going to be the song people will remember Jake Owen for.

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2 thoughts on “HANG ON, ST. CHRISTOPHER: Jake Owen – “What We Ain’t Got”

  1. This song is such a breath of fresh air compared to some of the stuff in country music today. I used to be a huge fan, but the uprising of “bro-country” has pushed me further and further away from the genre. It’s sad to see some of the better songs get shoved to the side, so I really hope this becomes a big hit for him.

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