Jake Owen hit the big time in 2011. His album and single, Barefoot Blue Jean Night, both hit #1 on the country charts on this date. It's our Classic Country Song of the Day.

The song shot up the charts - his fastest rising single ever - and was his first #1. Eric Paslay co-wrote the song and it was the last song to go on the album - three days before the due date.

Jake Owen is from Florida and the lyrical, summer time feel of the song appealed to him. Friends thought the song was not right for the album, but Jake loved the hook.

Jake had long hair when "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" came out. Here he is live.