When Jake Owen originally released the video for his latest song, “Homemade” you could not help but notice it ended on a cliffhanger with this ominous screen:
Turns out…”To Be Continued” meant that Jake was going to continue to tell this story with an almost 14 minutes mini-movie. The video is the true story of the love affair that is Jake’s grandparents (now married for 71 years).
We first got wind of this project back in August.
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First day wrap on new video for Homemade. I’m recreating the beautiful story of my grandparents who have been married for over 70 years. My grandfather saw my grandmother in Mumfordville, KY walking down the street. He took a picture of the house she went into on his old camera and decided to write her letters in the 1940s...They became pen pals, and next thing you know, their grandson is remaking a video of their beautiful love story 70 years later. You can hear their story, from their own mouth...on my Good Company Podcast.. I’ll attach link in my bio above. Can’t wait for y’all to see this video. Back to set tomorrow.... ????
And yes, that is Owen’s actual grandparents, Bryan Yancey Owen and Jean Martin, narrating this Notebook-like video. It tells the story from how they met, were separated by war, and later reunited in the 1940s.
As a hopeless romantic, I love it.