Jake Owen just dropped his new single, which was inspired by the classic rock song "Jack and Diane" by John Mellencamp. Jake's new song is titled, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)."
Jake opened up about the single in a recent interview, saying, “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 continued, “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