Chris Stapleton is said to be joining Jake Owen on an ‘American Love’ album track. This song is called ‘If He Ain’t Gonna Love You,’ and will be available tonight with a pre-order of the album.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Jake refers to Stapleton stating:
“I remember years back, calling and asking for Chris Stapleton [demo compilations] just so I could listen to his music”
It’s not often you can get one of the most recognizable voices of on your new album. Jake is taking full advantage, as this song takes a wild turn form his normal beach music. It could also be described as a form of Jazz-infused Country Rock.
However, fans of both artists will grasp this new sound as both voices meld it into what two different fan bases can enjoy. Owen goes on to compliment Stapleton stating:
He didn’t have a [solo] album out then and I would listen to his songs all the time. For ‘If He Ain’t Gonna Love You,’ he sang on the demo too — and it’s so good, it’s hard to beat that. But he made me sound better.”