Startin' with Me (song)

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"Startin' with Me"
Single by Jake Owen
from the album Startin' with Me
Released October 2, 2006
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:56
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Kendall Marvel
Jake Owen
Jimmy Ritchey
Producer(s) Jimmy Ritchey
Jake Owen singles chronology
"Yee Haw"
"Startin' with Me"
"Something About a Woman"
Music video
"Startin' with Me" at

"Startin' with Me" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Jake Owen. It was released in October 2006 as the second single and title track from the album Startin' with Me. The song reached a peak of number 6 on the U.S. country singles charts, becoming his first Top Ten country hit.


The song chronicles various events in the singer's life, such as pawning his grandfather's guitar, losing his job, fighting with his father, and having a one-night stand with his "best friend's baby sister". In the chorus, the singer wishes that he had not done so much wrong, stating that he would change his life if he could.[1] Owen wrote the song with Kendall Marvel and Jimmy Ritchey.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Shaun Silva and premiered in early 2007.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2006-2007) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 6
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 83

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Position
US Country Songs (Billboard)[4] 35