“Marcus was a knowledgeable, entertaining and enthusiastic presenter, who was a wonderful addition to our schools NAIDOC celebrations. He captivated the entire school with his beautiful performances, and his talk offered a fantastic connection to his life and learnings through discussions of his own experiences. The workshops he ran with our students afforded them a unique and personal perspective on issues of belonging and identity, and had the students wrapt and talking for days. The intimate workshop has built to the students abilities and interests, and the fact that they stayed long into recess to finish their work with Marcus speaks volumes”
In the short space of four years since he burst onto the music scene, Jason has already topped the charts with his singles and albums and garnered a loyal legion of fans from around the country.
It was in 2012, at age 18, when Jason won the hearts of Australians through his high energy and heartfelt performances on X-Factor (2012) which saw him come runner-up to Samantha Jade. The country boy from a little town called Albert, out west of New South Wales proved to every day Aussies, that with talent and shear hard work and persistence you can make your dreams come true.
In 2013 his debut ‘cover’s album ‘Life Is A Highway’ debuted at #5 on the ARIA albums chart and #1 on the ARIA Country Chart, followed up by ‘Friday Night’ in 2015 achieving the same success. His singles, ‘Damn Right’, ‘Tears on Fire’ and ‘I Won’t Back Down’ from his second album sitting alongside Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan and Taylor Swift on the i-Tunes singles chart. He hit the road with stable-mate and award winning artist, Amber Lawrence for a national tour in 2013/2014 with TV fans finally getting the chance to see Jason, live in action and they were not disappointed.
Being a typical country boy, Jason loves his quad and motorbikes and is so adept at shooting that he’s received over 200 top 3 placing’s in Clay Shooting around the country, evoking Australian Gold Medalist, Michael Diamond to say ‘he could easily win a Commonwealth and or an Olympic Medal, he’s that good, far better than myself’”. Now at the age of 22, who knows what the future might hold for Jason Owen, he could easily end up being Australia’s first #1 Recording Artist and Olympic Champion.