Congratulations to Travis and Jake Owen on their recent success with What We Ain't Got! It has received quite an applause from country radio and listeners around the world.
"Owen had been gushing about this bare-bones ballad written by addiction survivor Travis Meadows since before he ever cut it. Its pull-no-punches message appealed to the Florida native, who was worried about being pigeonholed as the carefree "Beachin'" guy, thanks to a string of summery hits. Owen all but smashed that fear with "What We Ain't Got," a song as deep as "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" was frothy. In the process, he took a giant leap in establishing himself as a vocalist too, opting to record the song with only a piano supporting him. Most surprising? Radio is actually playing it."
Read more here.
From Jake: I love Travis as a singer/songwriter. A couple of records ago, I cut one of his songs called 'Cherry on Top,' which is a long way from this song. He had a record called 'Killin' Uncle Buzzy,' which he wrote when he was getting treatment, and the song was on the record, and I would sit on the bus while I was out on the road and listen to it," Owen said, admitting that the song hit him between the eyes as well as in the heart. "There was so much honesty in it. I've learned that in order for me to move on down the road in my career and be a part of this genre that it's all about great songs. It doesn't matter who wrote it or where it came from. It's all about the music.
Read the Billboard interview here.
Not only have people been talking about the song, but there has been a huge support for the music video! This heart-wrenching ballad brought an entirely new and worldly perspective to Travis' original message... Travis even makes a cameo within the video. See for yourself!