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09/14/2010 -

9-9-2010, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville TN - Photo by Shelley Mays / The Tennessean

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09/11/2010 - A fan has posted the audio of John's speech and performance at the Americana Music Awards from Thursday, September 9th, 2010. John was given their Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting at their event at Nashville TN's Ryman Auditorium. His friend Rosanne Cash presented him the award and John finished with a solo acoustic performance of "Save Some Time To Dream." After the jump we have a larger version of the YouTube slideshow.

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09/10/2010 - Read Andrew Watt's of Australia's heyheymymy.com full review. Here are some excerpts: "the songs are absolutely authentic and amongst the most legitimate body of work in Mellencampís career..."

"These are songs that could have been written any time in the last hundred years and have had equal application to the writers set of circumstances..." Read More
09/10/2010 - Read John Corcelli's full No Better Than This review. Here are some excerpts: "The result is as sublime as anything Burnett has produced and Mellencamp has written..."

"No Better Than This is a welcome addition to the over-produced schlock that's become more popular on the music scene in recent years..."

"these tracks are as intimate and rockin' as anything Mellencamp has ever written..."

"what it lacks in fidelity, it makes up for in clarity of thought and transparency. You can't hide behind over-dubs and digital manipulation like most of today's so-called Pop Stars. Besides being an honest. well-produced record, No Better Than This is a work of deep inspiration..." Read More
09/09/2010 - Read Jeff Wareham of the LA Daily News full No Better Than This review. Here are some excerpts: "he tries to sound as raw and simple as he possibly can - and it works..."

"a fantastic exploration of history..."

"In an era of frequent overproduction on an album, Mellencamp and Burnett under-did it and made it sound cool again..." Read More
09/08/2010 - Pete Cooper has become one of Americaís most prominent music journalists, writing for The Tennessean, Esquire, Britannica and No Depression, among others; he's also a songwriter and recording artist in his own right. He's interviewed John several times in the past and did this interview on the eve of John being presented with the Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award: Read Pete Cooper's full interview: Read More
09/08/2010 - On Thursday, September 9th, John will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americana Music Association awards at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. John will be there to receive the award and will also perform acoustically at the beginning of the show.

Several outlets have noted that they will be covering the event and we wanted to provide links for fans to tune into the awards and award coverage... Read More
09/08/2010 - Read Bobby Reed's full No Better Than This review. Here are some excerpts: "As the Indiana tunesmithís music has moved in a folkier direction, Mellencamp has started to sound even more like his influences..."

"the albumís highlights make it a strong addition to Mellencampís oeuvre..." Read More
09/08/2010 - Long time John Mellencamp tour manager Harry Sandler is submitting some visual "iPhone Postcards From The Road" documenting John's summer Bob Dylan tour. Our fourth image is from a band and crew softball game on the day off in Missoula, MT:


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09/07/2010 - John's new album, No Better Than This, reached #1 in August & September and still remains high on the Americana Radio chart!

The song along with the entire CD has been sent to multiple radio formats, including AAA, Americana and Non-Commercial.

If you want to support John's new album, call your local station in these formats and request the album, thanking them for playing it and let them know how much you love the record!

To find your local station in these formats please click HERE and search for your local area. Read More
09/07/2010 - "Award winning music journalist Robert Kinsler and compatriot TJR host an episode of their weekly MusicWorthBuying video blog devoted mostly to No Better Than This...." Read More
09/06/2010 - Read Gary Graff's of Billboard Magazine full No Better Than This review. Here is an excerpt: "No Better Than This" sounds as good as it reads, with raw, in-your-face sonics that make Mellencamp feel like he's just a few feet away and intimate, thoughtful songs that rank with the best of his mature brand of folk-styled rock..." Read More
09/03/2010 - Long time John Mellencamp tour manager Harry Sandler is submitting some visual "iPhone Postcards From The Road" documenting John's summer Bob Dylan tour. Our third image is from Post Falls, ID:


Click HERE for other Postcards.

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09/02/2010 - Ready Joseph Taylor's full No Better Than This review. Here are some excerpts: "John Mellencampís new disc takes such an honest stand against the mechanization and digitizing of modern music that it makes recent discs by most other pop musicians sound contrived..."

"In a time of economic difficulty, Mellencamp has reached back to the Great Depression and found the reassurance of tradition and folk wisdom. When I reviewed Life Death Love and Freedom two years ago, I called it a masterpiece. To my surprise and delight, Mellencamp has topped it..." Read More
09/01/2010 - Read Bob Gendron's of Tone Audio Magazine full On the Rural Route 7609 review. Here are some excerpts: "Chronicling change, delving into darkness, and pondering political consequence, it's a snapshot of an artist that embodies the Heartland's grounded aesthetic .."

"he's left an imprint that's much greater than those still associating him with "Pop Singer" could ever imagine. A bracing, riveting aural companion for modern times with a hardscrabble sound that suggest anything but..." Read More
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