The hot new collaboration between Jake Owen and Chris Stapleton called “If He Ain’t Gonna Love You” from Jake’s upcoming new album American Love out July 29th has been a long time coming.
Jake has been a huge fan of Chris for what seems like forever, long before Chris started winning award after award and became a household name. In fact, Jake told Rolling Stone , “I remember years back, calling and asking for Chris Stapleton [demo compilations] just so I could listen to his music,” Owen says, who even sported a Stapleton T-shirt in the video for “American Country Love Song,” the first single from his forthcoming LP American Love. ” He didn’t have a [solo] album out then and I would listen to his songs all the time. For ‘If He Ain’t Gonna Love You,’ he sang on the demo too — and it’s so good, it’s hard to beat that. But he made me sound better.”
They sound fantastic together, but truthfully, Chris could sing with Barney and it’d sound fantastic.