"I've definitely had moments in my career where I've released songs that were not necessarily the most, you know, in-depth-written song, or maybe were a party anthem."
A.) Jake Owen
B.) Luke Bryan
C.) Gretchen Wilson
D.) Trace Adkins
E.) Kellie Pickler
F.) Toby Keith
ANSWER: A.) JAKE OWEN, in "Rolling Stone", agreeing with the critics who've labeled his music as too pop-oriented.
But don't worry, that's going to change when he releases his new album "Days of Gold", which is due out December 3rd.
He says, quote, "What I'm trying to do with this record is to not have songs that all sound the exactly alike. I want to start adding more validity to my music."
Jake is pretty sure one of the songs that will change everyone's perception is a ballad called "(We All Want) What We Ain't Got".
He says, quote, "I think it really has a chance to be a single. I really hope it does, because I think it'll help push my career in a direction differently than others that aren't doing those sort of things. We need more of those kinds of songs.
"We need more than just songs about tailgates and [effin'] cups and Bacardi and stuff like that.
"We need songs that get ourselves back to the format that made me love it . . . [like] when guys like RANDY TRAVIS released songs like 'He Walked On Water' . . . songs that meant something, man!"