Jake Owen had a great day Friday, and he took to his Twitter account to reveal why: "You guys got the NEWS!!!!! I'm on tour ALL summer starting in June with Keith Urban!!!! I'm so excited I have to pee."
Then, he added, “New record, new single, and the Keith Urban tour ... I'm starting to love 2011."
Urban invited the ACM Award-winning Owen to join him on the U.S. leg of his Get Closer Tour, beginning on June 16 in Biloxi, Miss. Urban's 2011 tour boasts all new stage production.
The ‘Don’t Think I Can’t Love You’ singer said, "I’m honored to join Keith on his tour. Keith and his band are some of the greatest entertainers in the world, and I’m looking forward to getting out there and watching him play every night. This is going to be truly an amazing summer!"
As a young man, Owen decided to pursue a career as a professional golfer, winning his first tournament at age 15 -- but while attending Florida State University, a waterskiing accident put him in the hospital for surgery that left him unable to play golf as he once had. While convalescing from his injuries (and so many artists have a similar story), he borrowed a neighbor's guitar and taught himself how to play.
To find out more about when tickets for the Get Closer Tour will be available, check out Urban's official site.
Jake Owen/Keith Urban Get Closer Tour Dates 2011:
6/16 - Biloxi, Miss. | Mississippi Coast Col.
6/17 - Jacksonville, Fla. | Veterans Memorial Arena
6/18 - Tampa, Fla. | St. Pete Times Forum
6/33 - Columbia, S.C. | Colonial Life Arena
6/24 - Charlotte, N.C. | Time Warner Cable Arena
6/25 - Raleigh, N.C. | RBC Center
6/29 - St. Louis, Mo. | Scottrade Center
6/30 - Moline, Ill. | iWireless Center
7/7 - Hershey, Pa. | Giant Center
7/8 - Boston, Mass. | TD Garden
7/9 - Uncasville, Ct. | Mohegan Sun Arena
7/14 - Newark, N.J. | Prudential Center
7/15 - Philadelphia, Pa. | Wells Fargo Center
7/16 - Albany, N.Y. | Times Union Arena
7/19 - Columbus, Ohio | Nationwide Arena
7/21 - Cleveland, Ohio | Quicken Loans Arena
7/22 - Grand Rapids, Mich. | Van Andel Arena
7/23 - Detroit, Mich. | The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/26 - Hampton, Va. | Hampton Coliseum
7/28 - Washington, D.C. | Verizon Center
7/29 - Toledo, Ohio | Huntington Center
7/31 - Ft. Wayne, Ind. | Memorial Coliseum
8/4 - Atlanta, Ga. | Gwinnett Center
8/6 - Nashville, Tenn. | Bridgestone Arena
8/11 - Cincinnati, Ohio | US Bank Arena
8/12 - Knoxville, Tenn. | Thompson Boling Arena
8/13 - Augusta, Ga. | James Brown Arena
8/16 - Wichita, Kan. | Intrust Bank Arena
8/18 - Tulsa, Okla. | BOK Center
8/19 - Kansas City, Mo. | Sprint Center
8/20 - Omaha, Neb. | Qwest Center
8/25 - Jonesboro, Ark. | ASU Convocation Center
8/26 - Tupelo, Miss. | Bancorpsouth Arena
8/27 - Lafayette, La. | Cajundome
8/28 - Dallas, Texas | American Airlines Center
9/8 - Buffalo, N.Y. | HSBC Arena
9/29 - Seattle, Wash. | KeyArena
10/1 - San Jose, Calif. | HP Pavilion
10/2 - Sacramento, Calif. | ARCO Arena
10/4 - Fresno, Calif. | Save Mart Center
10/7 - Glendale, Ariz. | Jobing.com Arena
10/8 - Los Angeles, Calif. | Staples Center
10/11 - Denver, Colo. | Pepsi Center
10/13 - Milwaukee, Wis. | Bradley Center
10/14 - Chicago, Ill. | Allstate Arena
10/15 - Minneapolis, Minn. | Target Center