With storms rushing into Nashville on the final night of the festival, each artist on the lineup was asked to shorted his or her performance so that every artist could have a chance to perform at least a short set for the fans. But when Jake Owen was forced to shorten his set to only one song, rumors arose that it was because Carrie Underwood had refused to shorten her set.
Underwood responded to one accuser via Twitter, saying, "Yeah…that didn’t happen…I just did what they told me to do. I love @jakeowen too…” In a later tweet, the superstar added:
Why do people just make up stuff sometimes? Does it make them feel better? Mama taught me that's called a lie...I also call it a bummer...
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) June 10, 2013
Owen was quick to shoot down the accusations, tweeting, “It wasn’t @carrieunderwood fault I only played one song. She rocks. Her. We all did what we were supposed to.”
On a side note... It wasn't @carrieunderwood fault I only played one song. She rocks. Her.We all did what we were supposed to.
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) June 10, 2013
Several Nashville area radio stations offered Owen the opportunity to make up for the lost performance time by finishing his set live on the airwaves, or by setting up a free local show for his fans. No word yet on whether Owen will take advantage of the opportunity.