Bursting onto the Australian Music Scene in 2012 as runner-up of the X-Factor, Jason Owen is one of Australia’s most popular award-winning young country music stars, and also happens to be one of the most down to earth people in the business.
Jason’s debut album Life Is A Highway reached number one on the ARIA Country Chart and number five on the Australian National ARIA Chart. He has since released Friday Night featuring his first original hit Damn Right; Proud, his first all-originals album celebrating his First Nations background; Jason Owen Sings John Denver: The 20thAnniversary; and in 2021, Jason Owen Sings John Denver: The Acoustic Sessions.
He has been nominated for five major music awards including Golden Guitars and CMC awards, and has been on all major network shows including Today, Sunrise, The Morning Show, Studio 10, ABC News Breakfast, Seven News, Prime News and NBN News numerous times.
Having grown up in the tiny town of Albert, NSW, as the only child in a town of just 12 people, in 2019 Jason founded his own charity, Doin It For Rural Aussie Kids, supporting regional and isolated children. He also established his mental-health focussed online chat series How Ya Goin With Jason Owen proving that he is a natural interviewer.
For his efforts, in 2021 he won two prestigious NSW/ACT Young Achiever Awards for Community Service and the People’s Choice Award. He also received nominations for the Indigenous Achievement award and the Health/Wellbeing award making him the most nominated entrant for the year.
Jason continues to entertain audiences right across the country on tours and at major festivals including the Tamworth Country Music Festival and CMC Rocks the Hunter.