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Jake Owen, who recently announced the Sept. 25 release of his Endless Summer EP, plans to extend the season even more by headlining the 11th annual CMT on Tour.

Officially titled CMT on Tour Jake Owen: The Summer Never Ends 2012, the trek includes special guests Love and Theft and Florida Georgia Line.

Jake shared the news with fans in Detroit over the weekend, telling them he'd be returning to the Motor City on the tour on Oct. 18. The tour officially kicks off Oct. 10 in New York City, with tickets on sale this Friday (Aug. 24).

"Being the headliner of a tour is something I've been dreaming about since I was in college, performing songs every Sunday afternoon on a bar stool and playing for tips," says Jake. "Headlining the CMT tour is really cool for me because I was the opening, opening act in 2007, when Sugarland was the headliner and Little Big Town had the middle slot. So now, to be headlining ... it feels very surreal. I'm honored and I can't wait to hit the road in October and keep that feeling of summer going."

Since the CMT tour series launched in 2002, artists who have been on the bill also include Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban. Jake has been touring this summer with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw on their Brothers of the Sun trek.

CMT on Tour 2012 tour dates:

October 10, New York, N.Y., Best Buy Theatre
October 12, Jackson, N.J., Six Flags
October 18, Detroit, Mich., Royal Oak
October 19, Corbin, Ky., The Arena
October 26, Charlotte, N.C., Coyote Joe's
October 27, Troy, Ohio, Hobart Arena
November 2, San Antonio, Texas, Cowboy Dancehall
November 3, Ft. Worth, Texas, Billy Bob's
November 8, Myrtle Beach, S.C. House of Blues
November 9, Duluth, Ga., Wild Bill's
November 10, Savannah, Ga., Johnny Mercer Theatre
November 29, Chicago, Ill., House of Blues
November 30, Chicago, Ill., House of Blues
December 1, Des Moines, Iowa. Val Air Ballroom
December 5, Kansas City, Mo, Midland
December 6, Minneapolis, Minn., Myth
December 7, Milwaukee, Wisc., The Rave
December 8, St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant
December 15, Vero Beach, Fla., Annual Jake Owen Foundation Charity Show, venue TBD