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Writers of Jake Owen’s “I Was Jack (You Were Diane)” Fêted in Nashville

The celebration of songwriters Craig Wiseman, Tommy Cecil, Jody Stevens and David Ray was jointly sponsored by the performance rights organizations BMI and ASCAP. BMI’s David Preston and ASCAP’s Beth Brinker co-hosted. Absent from the festivities was the song’s fifth credited songwriter, John Mellencamp, whose 1982 pop hit, “Jack & Diane” inspired the spinoff.

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