John Cougar Mellencamp was born in Seymor Indiana.
When I was in college, we actually used to go to a local bar (Call the Bluebird or just the Bird.) there were local bands that had friends of mine in them and we would go and relax on a Friday or Saturday night.
One of the acts that we started enjoying was a young college band featuring John Mellencamp. He became famous as Johnny Cougar.
He had many songs I loved, but I grew up in a small town is one of my favorites!