02.26.2009 - CMT Insider News has a two-minute report on the making of “A Ride Back Home,”
the latest video from John’s “Life Death Love and Freedom” album.
In it, John discusses the concept behind the album, with guest vocalist Karen
Fairchild of country group Little Big Town noting that “A Ride Back Home”
concerns “a man contemplating his life.”
John explains that he wrote the song while thinking about the human condition
and the “generally bad” nature of humanity. A lighter moment finds him hoping
that viewers will get to see more of the beautiful Fairchild: “I don’t know
who’d want to see an old guy like me!” he jokes.
He also distinguishes the video from his recent political-themed clips in
relating that the new one returns to the “more traditional” John Mellencamp
video style--as he told Mellencamp.com last week.
Click HERE to view the video on CMT's website or use the player below.