The Florida-born Jake Owen wasn't always planning on being a country singer. In fact, he was a flat-out prodigy in a certain sport -- here's a hint: it involves polo shirts and caddies -- and thought his future was as a professional ... golfer.

Thankfully (for country fans at least), Owen had to put down the golf clubs due to an unfortunate accident and picked up the guitar instead. Find out what happened -- and more fun facts about the "Alone With You" singer -- in this list of things you may not know about the country star:

This story was originally written by Gayle Thompson, and revised by Christina Vinson.

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