Jake Owen, Kendall Marvel and Jimmy Ritchey co-wrote "Don't Think I Can't Love You," which Owen included on his second studio album, Easy Does It, released in February of 2009. Owen released the song as the record's lead single, in August of 2008, and it became his second single to reach the Top 10, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in March of 2009. Below, Owen tells The Boot about writing the tune.

I had this melody that I had been working on with a guitar. I got to Kendall's house, and he was like, "Man, this morning in the shower, I was singing this line about, 'I can't buy you a big diamond ring.'" I played this melody for them, and it just worked out perfectly, what he was singing and what I had been playing.

It's odd because it was [in 2007] when we wrote the song, which was before the economy was having its downfall. I was talking about my family. A lot of my songs relate back to my mom and dad and the fact that, growing up, my dad always really emphasized that money wasn't what was important in our family: It was all about love and the fact that we spend a lot of time together. He always made my brother and I work really, really hard for anything that we had. Nothing was ever really given to us.

"I learned the hard way real early in life that money doesn't grow on trees" -- stuff like that definitely stems from my childhood. You can't spend all your time working for money and not appreciate what you have at home. I guess the premise of the song is, just because you don't have everything in the world monetarily or materialistically doesn't mean that somebody can't love you more than anything. It's a very special song.

This story was originally written by Alanna Conaway, and revised by Angela Stefano.

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