Jake Owen will headline the 11th annual "CMT On Tour" this fall. He previously was on the annual tour's bill in 2007 as an opening act for Sugarland. Owen's own opening acts on this year's 19-date outing will be the duos Love and Theft and Florida Georgia Line.
The tour, officially named "CMT On Tour Jake Owen: The Summer Never Ends 2012," kicks off Oct. 10 at New York's Best Buy Theatre and wraps Dec. 15 with Owen's annual charity show in his home town of Vero Beach, Fla.
“Being the headliner of a tour is something I’ve been dreaming about since I was in college, performing songs every Sunday afternoon on a bar stool and playing for tips,” says Owen in a press release. “Headlining the CMT Tour is really cool for me because I was the opening, opening act in 2007, when Sugarland was the headliner and Little Big Town had the middle slot. So now, to be headlining the 11th Annual CMT Tour with my buddies Love and Theft and Florida Georgia line, it feels very surreal. I’m honored and I can’t wait to hit the road in October and keep that feeling of summer going on the Summer Never Ends tour.”
Since it's launch in 2002, CMT On Tour has featured such stars as Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Keith Urban.