Country music artist Jake Owen posted a message encouraging anyone who has been thinking about giving up alcohol to go through with it.
Taste of Country published screenshots of Instagram story posts from Owen, reporting that he had shared the posts on Monday.
“I know you’re thinking about it. You kinda wanna explore ‘maybe not drinkin anymore’…. Well take it from me, your friend Jake…” he wrote. “689 days ago I made a decision. I’ve stuck to it, and I’m really proud of myself. I was not at a point where I had a drinking problem, I was just being an a[**]hole and being a person I don’t want to be. Trust me, there’s prob someone reading this that I affected in my days of being an idiot and I can never take that back…I said things I shouldn’t, as well as did things I would never do sober.”
“I just want to encourage any of you that might be considering quitting drinkin that you should! Life is so much better. Sleep better. Feel better. Be better. Shoot… I’ll be your supporter. I’ll cheer you on,” Owen wrote.
Owen has previously explained that he decided to give up alcohol after embarrassing himself one night.
“317 days ago I embarrassed myself after drinking too much alcohol one night. It wasn’t the first time, either,” Owen wrote, Taste of Country reported last year. “The next day, I told myself, ‘Never again.’ I am better than that, and the people I love the most deserve better. My family, my little girls and my friends.”
Country music lyrics are known for frequently referencing alcohol, and despite sharing his own positive experience giving up alcohol, Owen is still singing music that includes the topic. For example, in the song “On the Boat Again,” a twist on the classic Willie Nelson tune “On the Road Again,” the lyrics mention beer.
Jake Owen – On The Boat Again (Official Visualizer)www.youtube.com
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