Lady Antebellum Talks Ocean Tour, Jake Owen Injury, Success Of 'What If I Never Get Over You'

They joked that Jake Owen might play better with a broken wrist.

January 9, 2020
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(WYCD) Things are good for Lady Antebellum this week, as they're perched on the precipice of another tour and another No. 1 hit.

"We would be absolutely over the moon (if 'What If I Never Get Over You' hit No. 1), and we are just really so excited about new music, about this song, how it's connected with everybody, and the tour coming up. We're just so excited to have Jake Owen and Maddie & Tae on with us. And just bringing some more songs off of Ocean to life onstage. But honestly just like thank you so much for your support of this song," singer Hillary Scott told WYCD.

Scott is heading out with band members Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley on a tour with Jake Owen, who recently had an accident and broke his wrist while teaching his daughter to ride a skateboard. He says he'll be back in form by the time their tour kicks off in four months.

What's he more concerned about, getting in shape for the tour or for his stint playing golf at Pebble Beach in February?

"I texted him yesterday because I saw that too," Kelley said. "I was like 'Oh man, I know the first thing on his mind is 'Is my wrist going to be ready for Pebble Beach.' And he said he's going to do everything he can to accelerate the healing of it. I was like, 'It might be good for you. You might be up there on some pain pills .. And play really great."

Chuck Edwards hypothesized that if Tiger Woods can play with a broken leg, Jake Owen can play with a broken wrist ... or maybe not.

For seven-time Grammy winning trio Lady Antebellum, their Ocean 2020 Tour launches May 21 in Albuquerque, NM at the Isleta Amphitheater. The tour is named after their  No. 1 selling album Ocean. Jake Owen and Maddie & Tae will open as they take the tour nationwide this summer, including a date at DTE Energy Music Theatre on Saturday, August 22.