Jason Owen’s new original single Distracted is a classic country love ballad filled with heart-felt emotion.
Having recently married the love of his life Becy after COVID postponements, Jason wanted to release the song as a tribute to their commitment amongst all the upheavals of the past twelve months. The pair finally tied the knot in June in Jason’s tiny home town of Albert, population 12, located in NSW’s Central West, 130 kilometres west of Dubbo.
Jason burst onto the Australian music scene in 2012 as runner-up of X-Factor, and has become one of Australia’s most popular country music stars. His debut album Life is a Highway was followed by Friday Night featuring his first original hit Damn Right, and Proud, his first all-original album celebrating his First Nations background. His other albums include Jason Owen Sings John Denver: The 20th Anniversary and Jason Owen Sings John Denver: The Acoustic Sessions which debuted at Number 1 on the ARIA Country Music Charts in May 2021.
In 2019 he founded his own charity, Doin’ It For Rural Aussie Kids, supporting regional and isolated children. Each year he embarks on an annual road trip as the main charity initiative. Last year he completed an 8,000 kilometre road trip in ten days in December across four states, delivering toys, funds and groceries to more than 800 children, as well as delivering motivational talks. For his efforts he won the prestigious 2021 NSW/ACT Young Achiever Award for Community Service and the People’s Choice Award, and was also the most nominated entrant in the 2021 competition.