Jake Owen Receives The Arnie Award in California

Jake Owen was presented with the prestigious Arnie Award on Tuesday night (2/7) as part of Golf Digest’s annual “Golfers Who Give Back” event during the Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament in California. NFL great Peyton Manning and champion golfer Phil Mickelson joined Jake as recipients of the prestigious award, which is named after the late golfing legend Arnold Palmer. Owen’s parents, Steve and Mitzi Owen, were also in the audience for Tuesday night’s ceremony.


·         Owen got a little emotional after legendary sports broadcaster Jim Nantz called him to the stage to accept to the award. Jake said, “I don’t do things for awards, but this is by far the most humbling think I could ever achieve.”

·         Jake also opened up about what the Arnie Award means to him in a lengthy message on Instagram.


Presenters Announced For CMA Awards

The list of presenters during the 50th Annual CMA Awards will feature some of the biggest country stars from past and present as well as huge celebrities from both the sports and acting worlds. From the country realm, presenters will include Country Music Hall of Famers Bill Anderson, Brenda Lee, Barbara Mandrell and The Oak Ridge Boys, as well as Lee Greenwood, Olivia Newton-John, Cam and Cole Swindell. Presenters from the sports world will include “Final Five” Olympic gymnasts Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian, and Aly Raisman, NFL great Peyton Manning, as well as ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit and Samantha Ponder. Presenters from the acting side will include Matthew McConaughey, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Garner, Lily Tomlin, Josh Dallas, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Hayley Orrantia.


·       Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, The 50th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena tomorrow (11/2) at 8:00 PM ET on ABC.



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