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Jake Owen to Perform 'Made For You' at Michael Ray and Carly Pearce's Wedding

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Jake Owen and Michael Ray attend the 2016 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville.

Jake Owen will release his new album, Greetings From…Jake, on March 29, and one of the songs on the project will be performed at Michael Ray and Carly Pearce's upcoming wedding.

At an album listening event in Nashville on Tuesday (March 12), Owen gave industry attendees a preview of some of the music from his upcoming album. Prefacing “Made For You,” a heartfelt ballad penned by Joey Hyde, Benjy Davis and Neil Medley, the singer revealed that Ray personally requested he perform the song at his wedding.

“After I played this song at St. Jude Children’s Hospital a few weeks ago with Michael Ray on stage and Randy Owen and Clint Black, Michael came up to me afterwards and said, ‘Hey, man. I don’t know how to say this. Would you mind playing that song at Carly and I’s wedding?’” Owen recalled. “I said, ‘Holy shit. Yeah, I’d love to!’ And then I realized: 'I'm a wedding singer now.'”

While the thought of being a wedding singer made him laugh, in all seriousness, Owen said it is a testament to the song’s powerful message.

“As funny as that is, it really is a true testament to...I mean, the fact that I’m going to be singing it at two singers’ weddings with a song that honestly means something to them,” he said. “This is a powerful song about life and love.”

Owen himself gravitated to the song the moment he heard it. He’s been playing it in his live show for well over a year now and said "Made For You" made him reflect on his relationship with girlfriend Erica Hartlein, who he is expecting a daughter with in six weeks.

“I’m super thankful for her and this song hit me at the right time because having a child before it, being divorced and going through all that, [I was] wondering what love’s all about," he confessed. "This song, ‘Made For You,’ is about being made for somebody and I definitely feel that Erica and I are made for each other and we found each other.”

In addition to “Made For You,” Owen’s album will include a collaboration with Kid Rock on a song called “Grass Is Always Greener” as well as another feature from singer and actress Lele Pons on “Senorita.”