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Jake Owen Tops Country Airplay With 'Homemade,' Celebrating the 'Most Important Thing in Life'

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Jake Owen performs during Tootsie's Orchid Lounge 58th Annual Birthday Bash on Oct. 10, 2018 in Nashville, Tenn.

Owen adds his eighth No. 1.

Jake Owen earns his eighth No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart as "Homemade" lifts 2-1 on the list dated March 28, increasing by 7% to 36.1 million audience impressions in the week ending March 22, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

"There is so much going on in the world right now and I don't take any of this for granted," Owen says of his eighth Country Airplay leader. "'Homemade' has such a new level of meaning to me. I think we all can relate right now to taking the time to focus on the people and small, daily moments that really matter, the ones that make your home, at the core, the most important thing in life.

"Owen continues, "I know a lot of my team and fans are celebrating this moment from home with me right now, and I'd like to thank Big Loud Records and the rest of the people that work so hard every day to get my music out to the fans. And, thank you to the fans for embracing me the way you have for the past decade."

Here is a recap of Owen's seven prior Country Airplay leaders: "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" (two weeks at No. 1, September 2011); "Alone With You" (two, April 2012); "The One That Got Away" (one week, December 2012); "Anywhere With You" (one, July 2013); "Beachin' " (one, July 2014); "American Country Love Song" (one, September 2016); and "I Was Jack (You Were Diane)," his nod to John Mellencamp's four-week 1982 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Jack & Diane" (one, August 2018).

"Homemade" completes Owen's longest trip to No. 1, 42 weeks, passing the 29-week trek to the top for "The One That Got Away."

"Homemade" was penned by Ben Goldsmith, Jared Mullins, Drew Parker and Bobby Pinson and released as the third single from Greetings From… Jake Owen, which debuted and peaked at No. 8 on Top Country Albums in April 2019, becoming Owen's seventh top 10. The LP's second single (following "Jack"), "Down to the Honky Tonk," hit No. 7 on Country Airplay, also last April, marking his 10th of 11 top 10s.