(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and
out of the spotlight.)
Jake Owen has five new very loyal fans
this week — Jenna, Lexi, Emily, Baby May and Miranda. They’re the Central Jersey Allstars from the CMT series, Cheer.
Produced by Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos, the show’s first-season finale premieres Friday (Oct. 12) at 10 p.m.
ET/PT. The finale centers around the teenagers competing at the World Cheerleading Championship, but a marathon of back-to-back
episodes begins airing Saturday at 2 p.m. ET/PT. But there’s always a little time for country music, right? So off they went
to the opening night of Owen’s CMT on Tour at the Best Buy Theater
in New York City on Wednesday (Oct. 10). Prior to the concert, Owen got a little choked up when he talked about how it felt
to see his name on the theater’s marquee. “I was the opening opening act for Sugarland. Five years later, we sold
this sucker out!”