Jake Owen Celebrates Two-Week Most Added Single, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)”

Pictured (L-R): Seth England (Partner, Big Loud Records), Keith Gale (Good Company Entertainment), Jon Andolina (Good Company Entertainment), Clay Hunnicutt (President, Big Loud Records), Jake Owen, Joey Moi (Producer and Partner, Big Loud Records), Stacy Blythe (National Promotion Director, Big Loud Records). Photo: Nick Swift for Big Loud Records

Recording artist Jake Owen celebrated his Big Loud debut single, “I Was Jack (You Were Diane),” which became the most-added record at country radio for a second consecutive week ahead of it’s official impact date (March 12). On that date, industry executives, creatives and media gathered to support Owen and his already top 30 single at Nashville’s Hutton Hotel Analog event space.

“This town is built around passion,” says Owen of Nashville. “I know I moved here because I was passionate about making music, traveling the country, making people smile and having a good time. I find myself all these years later in front of all these people and a new label that are freaking passionate about music and taking it to the people. I can’t really ask for more in my life than that right now.

“I’m so ecstatic about the launch of this new music and single,” he said of the new song, which was added by 134 monitored chart-reporting country radio stations. “Big Loud Records has done an incredible job launching this new project for me and believing in who I am and what kind of music I’m drawn to make. Joey Moi, once again, helped elevate the song to a whole other level, and we are all fired up about this start to a great 2018. Thanks country radio for believing in me!”

“Jake delivered a huge record and country radio showed up big for us,” adds Stacy Blythe, Big Loud’s National Promotion Director. “134 stations by add date is a debut we couldn’t even imagine. I’m very proud of this Big Loud family and this is just the start!”

Clay Hunnicutt, President of Big Loud Records, expresses, “Thank you to everyone who has helped Jake and the Big Loud team get off to such an amazing start. This far exceeded our expectations. There’s a proven track record that Jake and Joey Moi make great music together, so we really shouldn’t be surprised…There’s a lot more to come this year!”

“I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” was an iHeart World Premiere, and Sirius XM’s “The Highway” blasted it out of the gate. The new nostalgic single is garnering attention from digital media partners as well. Jake graced the cover of Spotify’s Hot Country playlist, featuring “I Was Jack (You Were Diane).” Also, the song topped Amazon Music’s Fresh Country playlist and was added to Apple Music’s A-List Country playlist, as well as, Pandora’s New Country Now playlist.

In addition, Owen’s 2018 Life’s Whatcha Make It Tour kicks off on May 15 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at AT&T Field, with special guest Chris Janson and rising star Jordan Davis. The majority of shows will take place at baseball stadiums across the country.


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