Even on the road, Jake Owen has to play dad. His wife, Lacey, brought their baby, born earlier this year, out on tour, and it seems as though he's doing just fine balancing the touring thing with the being a father thing.

I think a lot of that goes back to what kind of father they had, and so it makes me want to be the best dad I can possibly be.


As to where the little girl's name, Olive Pearl, came from?

My best friend’s namewas Pearl — [she] passed away — and we wanted to call [our daughter] Pearl. We were going to name her Pearl Olive Owen. But then her initials would have been ‘POO’ so we went ahead and switched that around.