Jake Owen and Erica Hartlein @Getty

Country singer Jake Owen is practicing his lullabies – he and his girlfriend, Erica Hartlein, have welcomed their first child together; a daughter named Paris Hartley.

The “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” crooner announced the birth on Twitter, writing “It’s a Willie great day!! … Happy birthday to @WillieNelson born on this day, April 29, 1933. Also, happy birthday to my little beautiful daughter, Paris Hartley Owen, born today April 29. #GodisGreat”.

Jake Owen and daughter Paris pose in front of Cinderella's Castle
Jake Owen with daughter Paris in 2017 @jakeowenofficial

Paris is Owens’ second child; he is also dad to 6-year-old daughter Olive Pearl with his ex-wife Lacey Buchanan.  In March, Owen told People, “To be blessed with another beautiful little girl is a big deal because I do think that it takes special men to be a great dad to a little girl….And I feel like, thanks to Pearl, she’s shown me how to be a good father to little girls, and I’ll be a great father to Paris because of that.


Jennifer S. (she/her) is a graduate of Fresno State University. She spent a number of years working for non-profits before becoming a full-time stay-at-home mother. She currently lives in Central California with her husband, two children, and two codependent cats.