Let me count the ways that we love this! Jake Owen has selected “If He Ain’t Gonna Love You,” his collaboration with Chris Stapleton, as his newest single from his American Love album. It’s a funky, soulful plea to a woman to just ditch that loser already.
Chris Stapleton co-wrote “If He Ain’t Gonna Love You” with Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, and you can instantly recognize his voice on the track.
Jake Owen talks about asking Chris to work with him,
“I remember, years back, calling and asking for Chris Stapleton [demo compilations] just so I could listen to his music. He didn’t have a [solo] album out then, and I would listen to his songs all the time,” Owen tells Rolling Stone Country. “For “If He Ain’t Gonna Love You,” he sang on the demo, too — and it’s so good, it’s hard to beat that. But he made me sound better.”