HDNet to Air 'Mellencamp: Thoughts Shared'
New Series of Short Features to Present the Singer/Songwriter's Personal Views
along with His Music
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HDNet announced today that it will begin airing a
series of short features entitled "Mellencamp: Thoughts Shared" in which
singer/songwriter John Mellencamp discusses his views on topics of national
interest. The series, that also features brief original musical performances,
will run in random rotation on HDNet starting Monday, December 10. Visuals will
include some of Mellencamp’s original paintings relating to the subject matter
covered in specific episodes.
Taped in Mellencamp’s home art studio in Bloomington, IN, the series finds the
artist speaking frankly about subjects ranging from farm policy, the voting
process, the war in Iraq, racism and other issues of concern in an informal
setting. Mellencamp songs heard in the series include “Rain On The Scarecrow,”
“Our Country,” “Jena” and “To Washington.”
“Our viewers will definitely find these short features by Mellencamp interesting
and thought-provoking,” said Mark Cuban, president and co-founder of HDNet. “We
always look to present different views on important topics and this feature
series is the perfect vehicle for us to do so.”
“Mellencamp: Thoughts Shared” premieres on HDNet the same week that the ASCAP
Foundation bestows its Champion Award on Mellencamp in recognition of his
outstanding use of music in the service of humanity.
Currently on an U.S. tour, Mellencamp will detour to New York next week to
accept the honor before resuming his touring schedule. It is expected that a new
Mellencamp album, “The Company We Keep,” that was produced by T Bone Burnett and
just completed, will be released early next year.
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