JAKE OWEN: Channels John Mellencamp Classic For New Single

Jake Owen just dropped a new single, which was obviously inspired by a classic rock song. The singer released, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane),” which revisits the titular couple in John Mellencamp’s classic “Jack and Diane.”

“When I first heard ‘I Was Jack (You Were Diane),’ I thought, ‘How can I do this and re-create what is already a classic song?’ But the more I listened to it, the more I saw my own life growing up,” Jake says. “The original ‘Jack & Diane’ was about ‘two American kids growing up in the heartland’ and that image is exactly what so many country songs are based on.” 

Jake adds that they sent the song to Mellencamp who gave “his stamp of approval,” noting that it, “sealed the deal for me that this song should be our debut single.” 

Source: Music Row



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