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Jake Owen Throwback Thursday photo might 'bum' you out


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Jake Owen Throwback Thursday photo might 'bum' you out

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Oct 24, 2013

Jake Owen is that rare country music star who, to the delight of fans, isn't afraid to bare his backside (more on that later, we promise). He's also become one of country's most active social-media butterflies. On Saturday, just before his performance at the legendary Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Jake was presented a plaque commemorating his latest career milestone -- amassing 1 million followers of his always entertaining and engaging Twitter page.

Now, back to that bare bum. Early Thursday, Jake joined in on the popular social-media activity of Throwback Thursday. For the uninitiated, that's where you find a photo of yourself from the past and post it to Facebook, Twitter, etc., with the hashtag #ThrowbackThursday.

The Vero Beach, Fla. native's Throwback Thursday photo, which he posted first to Facebook, is one of himself and his twin brother Jarrod with their pants down and peeing into a lake. "Here's a photo from the 'Days of Gold,' he captioned the picture. As a reward for your patience you may now see the classic snapshot here.

"Days of Gold" is Jake's current Top 20 single. It's also the title cut from his fourth album, set for release Dec. 3.

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.