Country star Jake Owen is in mourning following the loss of his godmother.
The Barefoot Blue Jean Night singer's close family friend, Peal, passed away on Tuesday (10Jul12).
In a post on Twitter.com, he writes, "I appreciate everyones (sic) thoughts and prayers for my angel in life, Pearl. She's passed on to a greater life. Ride the wind, til we meet again".
Owen, who has his godmother's name tattooed on his left wrist, has frequently spoken of their special relationship.
He recently revealed, "Pearl is like the angel of my life... She cusses like a sailor, drinks like a fish, and smokes like a chimney."
It is not yet known if he'll continue with shows in Wisconsin on Thursday (12Jul12) and California over the weekend (14Jul12) in light of the sad news, which comes during a happy time in his life - Owen wed Lacey Buchanan in Florida in May (12), just a month after becoming engaged, and has since announced he is due to become a first-time dad in November (12).