Jake Owen: I’m ‘Scared’ to Have a Daughter

07/09/2012 at 11:00 AM ET
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Shock and awe just isn’t for Jake Owen.

When the country crooner, who is admittedly not a big fan of surprises, found out he and his wife Lacey Buchanan Owen were expecting their first child, the father-to-be became a man on a mission.

“I was like, ‘Let’s find out what the baby is.’ I wasn’t into the surprise of it,” Owen, 30, tells CMT.com. “I was already surprised when I found out she was pregnant!”

As the singer recently told PEOPLE, the couple — who wed in April — are thinking pink; they will welcome a daughter in November.

“I was scared at first because I don’t know anything about girls,” Owen says, adding they have picked out names, but are keeping their favorites under wraps.

Currently on tour with Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney, Owen — who is determined to “maintain my focus” — has been taking full advantage of his time spent with McGraw, himself a father of three girls.

“Even doing what we do, guys out here show that it’s possible to be a good dad,” he explains. “Tim was just outside working out and he has his daughters right there with him.”

Quick to reassure fans that starting a family will not “deter my perseverance,” Owen plans to balance kids and his career — with plenty of support from his No. 1 fan: Lacey. “She loves me and believes in me more than any person I’ve ever met in my life,” he explains.

“Thank God for her because she’s going to be an absolutely amazing mother. She’s the most caring human being I’ve ever met in my life.”

— Anya Leon

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Like it is!!! on

take her on a honeymoon dude!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jillian on

Like it is,
He is…..after his tour! It was her choice to get married when they did, knowing the honeymoon would have to wait. Not a big deal. Half the weddings I attend ppl wait bc they are teachers who marry in the fall but can’t honeymoon then or for whatever reason have to wait. She is happy and married her love. A honeymoon now or in a few months shouldn’t make a difference. If it does to someone, then it’s not going to work. Touring is part of his job. Glad she supports him! So happy for the two of them!


ELC on

Don’t worry Jake…little girls don’t bite. I’m sure you will fall in love with her the minute she arrives.

ELC on

Don’t worry…little girls don’t bite. I’m sure you will fall in love with her the minute she arrives in the world. Just have fun!

meghan on

I’m sure he will do just fine with a daughter. 🙂

Anonymous on

Just watch! The minute that baby girl arrives, Jake is going to be smitten! 🙂