He wanted to be the next Tiger Woods, ,but then he injured his shoulder in a wake boarding accident while in college, ending his desire to be a professional golfer. While recovering he was dealing with depression until he borrowed a neighbor's guitar.

He told Taste of Country "It's my favorite song that I've not only heard in the last little while, but it's probably going to be one of my favorites I've ever recorded" Vote Yea or Nay for Jake Owen 'Made For You'