Jake Owen Returns With New Summertime Song 'Best Thing Since Backroads'

By Taylor Fields

August 6, 2021

Jake Owen has returned with new music via his brand new single "Best Thing Since Backroads," and it is the perfect summertime song to blast on a drive with the windows down.

"Best Thing Since Backroads," produced by Owen's longtime studio partner Joey Moi, is about celebrating that special person in your life as ... well, the best thing since backroads! As Owen sings in the chorus, "Two-lane heaven's one hell of a view/ But it ain't got nothing on you/ Driving this good old country boy crazy/ You're the best thing since backroads, baby."

In a statement, Owen explained of his new song, "'Best Thing Since Backroads' isn't a song at all about backroads, it's about her or him or whoever that significant other is in your life, or that one thing that is the best thing since backroads. And it's about shining a light on something super important to you. It's like the best thing since sliced bread. So, a it's got a good feel, it's got a good tempo and it's what I like to deliver in the summertime."

"Best Thing Since Backroads" is Owen's first new music since the country singer/songwriter's 2019 album Greetings from... Jake.

Owen is currently on tour, and will be performing at this year's iHeartCountry Festival in Austin, Texas on October 30. Fans can tune in to watch the star-studded concert live via an exclusive livestream on LiveXLive.com or the LiveXLive app. iHeartMedia's Country music radio stations will also broadcast the event live, as well as on iHeartRadio.com and the iHeartRadio app.

Listen to Jake Owen's new song "Best Thing Since Backroads" on iHeartRadio.

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