Jake Owen Mourns Loss of Larry King, Shares Throwback Interview Clip

by Halle Ames

After the news broke today of the death of legendary broadcaster Larry King, country artist Jake Owen took to social media to post a tribute throwback interview. 

Jake Owen Tribute

The minute-long clip highlights an interview between the music star when he rocked longer hair and the Brooklyn broadcaster. Although King doesn’t say much in the clip, the thought is what counts. 

“And you want to step on the headliner,” starts Owen.  

“Oh really? Finally, somebody who will admit that,” says King.

“If anybody’s ever admitted that they are lying,” admits Jake Owen. “But if you’re an opening act, all you want to do is go out there and completely try to one-up the guy whose name is on the ticket, and I think, as a headliner, I appreciate that.”

Jake Owen also said to Larry King that when the opening acts go all out, it helps them as well as him, so it is a two-for-one situation. 

“If they go out there and they give everything they have to try to one-up me, good for them because that’s how you get to this spot. But at the same time, too, you’re helping my tour out, I was helping Kenny out and anyone else I was on tour with by just giving 110 percent.”

The 39-year-old country star posted a caption saying what an honor it was to know King. 

“Rest In Peace, Larry King. A great man I was lucky enough to spend some time around. We will miss ya.”

The Sad News of Larry King

King passed away today after being hospitalized weeks prior with COVID-19, along with battling numerous health issues. 

Outsider Staff Writer Chris Haney covered King’s unfortunate passing, stating, “King has had multiple health scares in recent history. He suffered a heart attack, lung and prostate cancer, as well as type two diabetes.”

Read more about King’s career here.

The sad news broke at 6:45 a.m. on Larry King’s official Twitter account. The post featured a photo of the broadcaster along with his impressive and decorated 63-year career on air. It including his show “Larry King Live,” which ran for 25 years, and him other shows “Larry King Now” and “Politicking with Larry King.”

 He was 87 years old when he passed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.