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12/05/2014 - John was the guest on PBS's "Charlie Rose Show" this week. John discusses his latest album Plain Spoken and his collaboration with Stephen King and T-Bone Burnett on Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. John in accompaniment with his guitarist Andy York performed, "Troubled Man," live in the Charlie Rose studio in New York City filmed on Nov. 24, 2014. Watch this in-depth video below.

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12/04/2014 - John played his song, "Troubled Man," off the new album Plain Spoken.The performance was recorded live in the Charlie Rose studio in New York City on Nov. 24, 2014.

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12/03/2014 - John discusses his paintings that are currently on exhibit at the Museum of Art Deland until December 28th with Richard Reep of the Orlando Weekly. “My mother was an artist,” he explains. “I grew up with the smell of oil paint.” Pursuing first dance, then an art career in 1970s New York, he finally cranked up a rock band to make a living, but he has always painted. Today, compelled more than ever to brush paint onto canvas, Mellencamp is reflective. Read the complete interview after the jump. Read More
11/28/2014 - John was the special guest at the November 25th Billy Joel concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Watch the official video of John performing "Crumblin Down"
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11/25/2014 - John's new album Plain Spoken is included in several great Black Friday sales this holiday shopping season. Pick up a copy for yourself or someone special in your life for a great holiday gift! 

Amazon - $6.99 Digital download or CD of the album between 11/21 – 11/28

Google Play - $3.99 Digital download of the album between 11/24 – 12/1

Learn more about the album, including the track listing and read the incredible lyrics HERE. Read More

11/21/2014 - There is a limited number of Diamond Ticket Packages remaining  for John's 2015 Plain Spoken Tour, so be sure to act fast before they are gone -- many shows packages have already sold out! The Diamond Packages are amazing seats with exclusive and limited edition commemorative items and are THE way to get an up-close and personal experience with John and the band! To be part of this intimate experience click HERE to learn more about the Diamond Package! Put a Diamond Package at the top of your holiday wishlist!

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11/21/2014 - John Mellencamp's new album Plain Spoken is now available from Republic Records and will be followed by an 80 city North American Tour starting in January. This is his 22nd full-length album and first release for Republic Records. Plain Spoken includes ten stunningly elegant and soul-searching Americana gems from “The Voice of the Heartland”, John Mellencamp, while celebrating his skill not just as a song craftsman but as a world-class entertainer.

Learn more about Plain Spoken, including the track listing and read the incredible lyrics HERE. Read More
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11/21/2014 - John Mellencamp has announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. “The Voice of the Heartland” will play 80 shows including multiple dates in the artist’s hometown of Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and more. The special guest is Carlene Carter. The tour will kick off on January 21st in South Bend, Indiana at the Morris Performing Arts Center. The final performance held in Indianapolis at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on August 4th is a benefit show for Riley Children’s Foundation ( $5.00 per ticket will be donated to the charity.

Tickets are ON SALE NOW for the entire 2015 Tour! Head to the TOUR page to learn more.

Read the complete press release and see the tour dates after the jump. Read More
11/20/2014 - Watch John's latest music video for "Troubled Man" from his new album Plain Spoken
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11/20/2014 - On November 20th, "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" came through Portland, ME at Merrill Auditorium. Read Aimsel Ponti's of the Portland Press Herald review after the jump. Here are some excerpts: “Ghost Brothers of Darkland County” is a dark and stormy thriller. Themes of lust, revenge, love and regret run rampant through the musical..."

"The band was sensational and with good reason; they’re all from Mellencamp’s band..." Read More
11/15/2014 - John spoke to Geoffrey Himes of The Washington Post about teaming up with Stephen King to collaborate on the southern gothic supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County arriving Saturday at the Warner Theatre in Washington, DC and his new release Plain Spoken. Read the complete interview after the jump. Read More
11/14/2014 - John Mellencamp has been putting stories to music for nearly four decades. In that sense, "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County" is nothing new for the 63-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.

Nothing new, that is, except that he has a collaborator for one of the few times in his career. And that his collaborator is Stephen King, the most prolific (and successful) horror writer of modern times.

Chris Kaltenbach of the Baltimore Sun caught up with John during a rare 15 minutes of down time at his Indiana home, and he was glad to share his thoughts on collaborating, and writing for the stage for Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Read the complete interview after the jump. Read More
11/11/2014 - One of the things celebrated author Stephen King has come to respect about celebrated songwriter and musician John Mellencamp is his nerve and sheer sense of determination.

Those traits came into play more than a few times as King and Mellencamp embarked on what would become a 13-year partnership in creating the stage musical "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," described as a southern gothic, supernatural tale of love, lust, jealousy and revenge. Read the complete phone interview with Stephen King after the jump. Read More

10/31/2014 - This week hear new material from John Mellencamp performed exclusively for "Spectrum Sessions" John will tell stories behind the songs from his new record Plain Spoken. John, joined by Andy York on guitar and Miriam Sturm on violin, performs acoustic versions of "Troubled Man," "Sometimes There's God," "The Isolation of Mister," "Lawless Times," and "Small Town."

Here are the dates/airtimes:
Friday, 10/31 4pm ET (1pm PT)
Saturday, 11/1 1pm ET (10am PT)
Monday, 11/3 6pm ET (3 PT)

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10/30/2014 - John Mellencamp recently joined host David Dye for an episode of NPR's World Cafe radio show. The episode  features John playing "Troubled Man," "Sometimes There's God," "The Isolation of Mister," and "Lawless Times" from his new album Plain Spoken along with an indepth discussion about the new music and his career. You can listen to the show online HERE. Read More
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