- Tue Nov 3, 2015, 6:05 AM GMT
Carey, Jordin Sparks and DAUGHTRY are among those who will perform at the annual parade taking place in New York City the end of this month.READ MORE
Jake Owen is one of those few celebrities who began with another path of career and then changed lane when meeting a dead end. Jake was an aspiring sportsman, excelling in golf and winning his first tournament at the age of 15. But his professional career was stopped mid-track when a wakeboarding accident required him to have a reconstructive surgery.
Owen, who was born August 28, 1981 in Vero Beach, Florida, picked up a guitar borrowed from his neighbor while recovering from his injuries. He taught himself how to play it. One night, he heard somebody in a campus bar playing songs on stage, so he asked the bar's owner if he could play a gig there. Owen eventually earned $75 a night at the bar and began writing his own materials.