Jake Owen has Partial Finger Amputation!

Aug 21, 2013 -- 9:00am
  • Jake Owen isn’t one to do things the standard way.  While it is pretty standard to have a #1 party to celebrating reaching the charts’ peak, it’s not standard to throw a massive free block party, oh and have part of your finger cut off!  Monday’s block party that drew thousands of attendees was planned, but the surgery to remove a portion of Jake’s right ring finger was not.  Owen has already had surgery to work on the injuries sustained during a go-kart accident back in July, but when he noticed the finger bleeding on Sunday, doctors were adamant that immediate surgery was required before the infection that caused the bleeding got worse.  Before the big show, Owen told reporters, “Kinda trying to pretend it doesn’t hurt right now, but it’s a little sensitive. Sensitive’s a good word.”  Ouch!  Although the injury hasn’t stopped Owen from performing, hopefully it gets less painful for him soon!
  • Jennifer Nettles made her solo debut on “Good Morning America” yesterday performing her new single “That Girl.”  Nettles co-wrote the song she describes as “The Ballad of Jolene” referencing Dolly Parton’s hit.  Nettles wears the spotlight well, even without her Sugarland partner.  Check out a video of the performance here.  Thoughts?

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