Jason Owen is a country boy through and through, growing up 150km west of Dubbo in the small community of Albert in Central NSW.
Jason understands just how hard it must be for everyone on the land during this difficult time. The hardship being experienced by the farmers has touched Jason immensely and is offering assistance in his own way. Putting pen to paper, Jason is hoping to raise much needed funds with his new single, ‘These Are The Times’.
100% of profits from single sales will go to charity group The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners to assist them in getting more trucks and feed for livestock back on the road. Jason contacted the group’s inspirational founder Brendan Farrell to work in collaboration with the group that delivers donated hay to drought-affected farmers around Australia.
Jason has recently closed out the successful “Jason Owen Sings John Denver Tour” in regional NSW where 100% of profits from the Temora and Dubbo shows were donated to The Burrumbuttock Hay Runners.
“My heart will always lie in the country and every dollar counts”, says Jason.
“It’s a very difficult time for a lot of people on the land and I’m proud to be a part of all the people helping to raise a dollar to help where it’s needed”.
‘These Are The Times’ was launched on Channel Nine’s ‘Farm Aid Telethon’ today. Jason was invited to perform alongside Adam Harvey, Shannon Noll, James Reyne, Wendy Matthews and more in Dubbo NSW. This special event was arranged to raise more money to support our farmers by Nine’s Drought Relief Appeal which has raised an astounding $4,243,146 since its launch on August 2.
WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO HERE
‘These Are The Times’ is available on all digital stores and streaming services
‘These Are The Times’ was serviced to radio today (20/08/2018) via Checked Label Services
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