What’s behind Jake Owen’s “I Was Jack” music video

Well, as some of you know I love writing about music videos. The things you might miss the first time you watch, those are what I dive head first towards. So we come upon Jake Owen’s video for “I Was Jack (You Were Diane),” which is loaded with so much info, I was practically salivating as I thought about where to start researching! That is, until I got to the end of the video. Sneaky director Justin Clough made it easy for all of us to know a lot about the video, such as locations, starring actors, etc. So definitely check out the entire video, to the very end.


It’s a great piece of work from Mr. Clough, and just to get right to it, the stars of the video are Jake Etheridge and Mackenzie Porter.

Jake Etheridge is an actor and singer/songwriter who grew up in South Carolina but now lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He’s part of a Holland-based country band called The Common Linnets. He’s also a heck of a cross country runner! Wait, hold on, OK never mind. That’s a totally different Jake Etheridge. You never know who might pop up on a Google search 🙂

Mackenzie Porter is a Canadian actress and singer. You may recognize her from The Netflix show The Travelers, but those who know her best… are cows… because she was raised on a cattle and bison ranch in Alberta! They remember when she was “just this tall” (cows raise their hoofs a few feet off the ground). Since then though, she’s become a classically trained violinist, a talented actress, and in 2003 because the younger sister of a Canadian Idol winner.

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Something else I noticed in the video is the plethora of flyers on the entrance of the diner.

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Bands listed are Nemesis, The Backseaters, Hallway Kids, and Necros.

The Backseaters feature a lead singer named Jake. So that’s 3 Jake’s “appearing” in this music video. Coincidence? Conspiracy theorists disagree!

Hallway Kids might be a reference to Canadian TV show Kids in the Hall. So that’s another link to Canada there.

Finally, Necros is (or was) a real band in the 80s. So this must be a tribute to punk bands that school rebels might’ve listened to in the early and mid-80s.

Ruthie’s Inn can also be read on a flyer posted along with the others. Perhaps another reference to early 80s punk rock, because Ruthie’s Inn is a notable California venue for thrash metal bands in the 80s decade.

pak plazaLast bit of trivia is the the pawn shop where the high school dude possibly buys an engagement ring. It reads “Pak Plaza Pawn and Sport Shop”. This is a real pawn shop in Hot Springs, Arkansas. No word on the ring and if it was ever sold for under a grand, though.

 

Be sure to follow these folks on their social channels, and THANK YOU for checking out my post!

Jake Owen Twitter

Mackenzie Porter Twitter

Jake Etheridge Twitter

Justin Clough Twitter

-Out of the Wilderness

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The woman in Kip Moore’s “Blonde” video

Kip Moore’s latest video features a female lead who starts off like your every day girl-next-door; red plaid shirt, ripped jeans and all. But big-time success soon turns her into a different person; less clothing, new hair, and of course, forgetting where she came from. Take a look…


Now, you might be thinking the woman in this video looks familiar, like you’ve seen her somewhere (besides your dreams) before. Well, can I get a drumroll please? She’s professional model and actress Cassi Colvin.

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Hey, that’s a red plaid shirt! Looks like the Texas native is staying true to her roots. She’s not new to country music, you may have seen her on Kenny Chesney’s tour back in 2011. That’s right, she accompanied Kenny on his Goin’ Coastal Tour, although not exactly in person per se. She was featured in the background video for “Somewhere With You” and this clip was evidently recorded by her father, pretty cool!


She’s also had experience in music videos before this one with Kip. Take a look at her performance in the Jake Owen video “Tell Me,” as well as a seductive performance in the Sterling Angel video “Survive.”


She has experience on television as well. Cassi appeared on the CBS show Big Brother 13 and also another CBS show The Bold and the Beautiful. On the latter, she played a model named Cassi. I bet she nailed it. 😉

Though landing multiple acting gigs, she’s said in the past she doesn’t want to do any acting, so I guess you’ll have a better chance seeing her on a runway or in magazines. Just look for a woman that’s 5 ft 8 in tall, wears a size 8.5 shoe, and has blue eyes. That, according to her bio on Kim Dawson Models website.

Oh, also, she’s a brunette so don’t go around looking for a blonde! 🙂

You can follow her on Twitter here and Instagram here.

-Out of the Wilderness