Apparently, "Jack and Diane", from John Mellencamp, is a favorite of a LOT of country music songwriters.

I mean, I don't blame them, but it's referenced everywhere in country music these days:

First, Kenny Chesney referenced it in "I Go Back".

"Jack and Diane" painted a picture of my life and my dreams,
Suddenly this crazy world made more sense to me
Well I heard it today and I couldn't help but sing along"

Then it was Old Dominion singing "No Such Thing As A Broken Heart":

"I wonder if Jack and Diane ever made it
After the drums and the guitars all faded
Was the best they could do good enough
Or did the heartland just swallow 'em up"

Now, it's Jake Owen's HUGE hit (and probably my current favorite)  "I Was Jack (You Were Diane)":

"Do the memories take you back
Six packs and a Chevy Cheyenne
Way back
When I was Jack and you were Diane"

According to our friends at Taste of Country, because it's SO close to the original, Jake got John's blessing before he did the song.


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