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09/23/2014 - John will be one of the performers at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, honoring Bob Dylan. Proceeds from the 25th annual benefit gala dinner and concert to be held in Los Angeles during GRAMMY Week two nights prior to the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will provide essential support for MusiCares (, which ensures that music people have a place to turn in times of financial, medical and personal need. Read the complete line up of performers and the full press release after the jump. Read More
09/22/2014 - On Tuesday, Jim Kerr sat down with John to talk about his new album, as well as share some needle drops of new tracks from the album, and he even surprised the crowd with a performance that included "Small Town," "Troubled Man," and "Jack & Diane." Listen to the interview HERE and watch John's performance of "Jack & Diane," "Small Town," and "Troubled Man" on  Read More
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09/22/2014 - On Monday, John did a live 30 minutes interview with Marc Lamont Hill at HuffPost Live. You can watch it HERE.

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09/22/2014 - This Saturday night, Sept. 27 at 9 PM ET, AXS TV will present an intimate live performance by John Mellencamp. The Voice of the Heartland will feature a mix of songs from his newly released album, Plain Spoken and classic songs. The one-hour event titled “iHeartRadio Icons Live: John Mellencamp,” will be broadcast live from his recording studio outside of Bloomington, Indiana.  It also comes on the heels of his performance earlier this month at Farm Aid 2014, another AXS TV broadcast production, where he performed songs from Plain Spoken and several of his classic hits in the much lauded set.

The special will be repeated on Saturday at 11 PM ET. Find your channel HERE and click HERE to learn more about the special. After the jump we have the full press release. Read More
09/19/2014 - USA Today is hosting an online album premiere for the entire Plain Spoken album! There is an interview that accompanies the preview between John and USA Today writer Elysa Gardner. The album premiere will be available now through Monday night at 9 PM ET. Listen HERE and then post your thoughts about the record (including what your favorite track is) in the comments of the USA Today article, in the Community thread and on John's Facebook under THIS post. Read More
09/19/2014 - The rock icon talks with Esquire's Dan Hyman about his decades-long career, not giving a shit, the dangers of the Internet, and his grandfather's advice. Read this compelling interview after the jump. Here are some excerpts " I have a bunch of information in my head that I'm not afraid to put in song or onto a canvas..."

"What I'm drawing from now and what I was drawing from as a kid are totally two different things. Because what kind of person's interests stay the same their entire life?..." Read More
09/19/2014 - USA Today's Elysa Gardner spoke with John about his new album. Read the complete piece after the jump. Here is an excerpt: "I didn't sit down and decide I was going to make an album about certain topics," says Mellencamp, 62, of the release, out Tuesday. "My mind is just open to ideas. I don't understand when people talk about having writer's block. I think, you're thinking too much! Just let it come to you." Read More
09/18/2014 - Read Melissa Locker's interview with John about his new album Plain Spoken, his career, The Bachelor, and why rock has been dead for a long time after the jump. Read More
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09/17/2014 - On Thursday, September 18th, John called into the Boomer and Carton morning sports radio program around 9:45am. Earlier in the week, Craig challenged Boomer to book John as a guest on the radio program, this after the Blonde Bomber referenced the rock and roll star as a friend while giving away some tickets to an upcoming show.

Well the Booms’ claim proved to be true, John himself called in Thursday morning to chat with the guys for a few minutes. Watch and listen to their chat below.

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09/15/2014 -, whenever possible, offers FREE pre-sale ticket access to members of Learn how to join and access our pre-sales HERE. Read More
09/09/2014 -

Farm Aid is this Saturday in Raleigh, NC! Watch for updates about the concert. Here are some ways you can watch or listen live!

TV: If you can't join us in Raleigh, celebrate with us at home by watching the concert live! Starting at 7pm EDT/4pm PDT, tune into AXS TV to watch the show live in HD.

Webcast: We'll also be streaming the concert live in HD on starting at 7pm EDT with our webcast, "Farm Aid 2014 Presented by Amy’s Kitchen."

SiriusXM: And you can start listening live on Willie Nelson's SiriusXM channel, Willie's Roadhouse (56), beginning at noon EDT. SiriusXM's Dallas Wayne will host backstage interviews and behind-the-scenes coverage of the event.

As you get ready for Farm Aid 2014, we invite you and your friends to use the #Road2FarmAid hashtag to share photos, videos and experiences. Visit Farm Aid's #Road2FarmAid page to download official digital swag like social media banners, cover images, web badges and more. You'll also find a link to the Farm Aid 2014 concert app for iPhone and Android, with built-in easy ways to share your journey. See the entire line up of performers and read the complete press release after the jump. Read More

09/09/2014 - Folk-rock and philosophy are the making's of John Mellencamp's new album, Plain Spoken. The music looks back towards Bob Dylan's "Blood On The Tracks, with strummed guitars, and brushes on the drums and neck-rack harmonica, and the words ponder trouble, power, love, God, freedom, and mortality - the concerns of a songwriter acting his age. Read More
09/09/2014 - Three weeks after John Mellencamp released the first single from his upcoming album, the singer-songwriter has just unveiled another track. The song, ‘Sometimes There’s God,’ premiered at Parade.

Like ‘Troubled Man,’ the new cut is a roots-pulling number that reaches back to Mellencamp’s most fertile period in the mid-’80s, when he was making classic records like ‘Scarecrow’ and ‘The Lonesome Jubilee.’ Read More
09/09/2014 - is offering an exclusive John Mellencamp Ultimate Signed Bundle that includes a Plain Spoken Vinyl, a John Mellencamp Crosley Record Player, and a SIGNED Plain Spoken Lyric Packet (limited to 300).

INTERNATIONAL NOTE: is taking orders from buyers outside of North America for Plain Spoken and the Ultimate Signed Bundle!

Ultimate Plain Spoken Bundle

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09/08/2014 - Four years after his last record, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp is back with more stirring songs about American life in his newest album, Plain Spoken.

You can listen to the record’s second track, “Sometimes There’s God,” exclusively on

The melancholy song about struggling with religion joins nine other thoughtfully crafted, rustic tracks on Plain Spoken, Mellencamp’s 22nd full-length studio album that comes almost 40 years after his first album’s release.

"Sometimes There's God"

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