We're sure Jake Owen would be proud of his Mom anyway, but, apparently he has an extra reason to brag about her.
Here's the story from Jake: "My mom grew up there in Haines City. Her father, Jake, JC Long, ran the citrus business there. My mom was Florida Watermelon Queen. So, if that's not southern, I don't know what is. She prides herself to this day on that that she traveled all around the country telling people about Florida watermelon." Haines City is in Florida, about an hour East of Tampa.