A section of Interstate 65 might be named after singer John Mellencamp. Indiana legislators are working to honor the singer with a 16-mile stretch that will be known as “John Mellencamp Way.”

The portion of road will be located between Austin and Seymour. The road will also include signs to allow drivers to signify the parts that inspired the hit song, “Jack and Diane.”

Rep. Terry Goodin from Austin wants to honor the singer for his contributions to rural farmers in Indiana. Songs from the singer were inspired by the lifestyle in the that area.

“Everybody in Southern Indiana — probably the entire state of Indiana — is a John Cougar fan… I thought it was only fitting that we try to do something to help recognize Indiana’s favorite son,” Goodin said.

The State House has already approved the measure and its next step is the Senate to be passed.

Mellencamp, also known as John Cougar Mellencamp, is known for his hits including, “Hurts So Good,” “Jack & Diane,” “Crumblin’ Down,” “Pink Houses,” “Lonely Ol’ Night,” “Small Town,” “R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.,” “Paper in Fire” and “Cherry Bomb.”

Mellencamp released his latest album, Plain Spoken, on September 23, 2014.

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