Jake Owen’s hit single “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” holds the No. 1 spot this week on Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase country airplay charts. It went No. 1 on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart back in May. The song is the fastest-rising single of Owen’s career, and his seventh No. 1 hit. It is his first single release for Big Loud Records and currently has over 25 million streams.
The nostalgic No. 1 hit, which received John Mellencamp’s personal stamp of approval, comes at a time when Owen is reflecting on the journey from his first album release date to today. In his recent Instagram post, Jake said, “…I had no idea what was in store for me, but I was excited to just hop on this train of ‘life’ and see where it led me. Of course, I had dreams, goals, aspirations, but a man can only do so much on his own. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some unbelievably talented people that worked tirelessly to help mold and guide my career…on this beautiful Sunday morning, I have the #1 song on country radio. It’s my 7th. Lucky number 7. Thank you @johnmellencamp for trusting us and allowing us to pay our respects to you and everything you’ve done to pave the way for so many of us in the music industry. I feel like I’m just getting started…”
Clay Hunnicutt, President of Big Loud Records, says, “This is a special week for the entire Jake Owen team and especially us at Big Loud. Everyone has poured their heart and soul into the making of ‘I Was Jack (You Were Diane),’ getting it played and streamed everywhere. We’re all true Jake Owen fans and this is the first step to making him a superstar in our format. Thanks to everyone who helped and believed. It’s only the beginning. Now, it’s time for us all to go down to the honky-tonk and celebrate!”
Owen continues his headlining Life’s Whatcha Make It Tour 2018 through September.
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