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04/09/2013 - In the past John has been credited with conceptualizing the format/genre that has come to be known as Americana and/or No Depression and for which he was recognized by the Americana Music Association with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Now Dave Wheaton who blogs for Abilene, Texas's KEAN radio, ex post facto, names John a country artist who just happened to be three decades ahead of the curve. It's a good think piece worth reading.. Read More
04/08/2013 - Listen to "You Don't Know Me" the third track premiering at USA Today before the June 4th release of the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County CD/DVD.


"You Don't Know Me is a great song, whether you hear it within the Ghost Brothers story or all by itself," says Cash, who sings in the character of Monique, the wife of a man whose brothers died in an apparent murder/suicide. "Whenever John, Stephen and T Bone ask you to be a part of something, the answer has to be yes, doesn't it?" Read More
04/02/2013 - Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), the joint fundraising effort of actor Matthew McConaughey, recording artist Jack Ingram, and Texas head football coach Mack Brown, announced today that Grammy Award-winning artist John Mellencamp will headline its Gala Night on April 11, 2013 as part of MJ&M’s inaugural, two-day event in Austin, Texas. Opening for John Mellencamp will be Austin’s very own Dale Watson.

“John is one of my all-time favorite musicians and a man I call a friend,” said McConaughey. “He’s someone who has put his best foot forward to help others in need and I am honored and proud to have him perform at this event.”

“I have known Matthew since he was young and handsome, as opposed to middle-aged and distinguished (kinda),” said Mellencamp. “So, when he called to ask if we’d come down to Austin to play some music to raise money to help kids, we said ‘yes’ almost before he finished asking. This is gonna be fun, too, so come on by and have a good time while you help a great cause.”
 
MJ&M will take place on April 11-12, 2013 with multiple celebrity-filled, one-of-a-kind events throughout Austin, including the MJ&M Gala Night on April 11 at ACL Live at The Moody Theater.  To purchase concert tickets, please visit www.ACL-Live.com. Read More
03/13/2013 - On June 4, 2013 Hear Music/Concord Music Group is proud to release the all-star recording of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Check out the official album trailer that includes footage of John recording in the studio, several song snippets from the album and a sit down interview with John, Stephen King and T Bone Burnett along with details on the other artists who contribute to the album. .

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03/13/2013 - Check out the premier of "That's Who I Am" a song written by John from the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County album performed by Neko Case. 

Enjoy the song before the release of the album on June 4, 2013. Click "Read More" for the complete article including the official album trailer. Read More
03/04/2013 - John Mellencamp will highlight the 25th Annual Bob Costas Benefit for SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center on Saturday, April 20, at 8 p.m. at the Fox Theatre.

John Mellencamp and band will be returning to the Costas Benefit stage and are expected to perform a set that draws from his extensive catalog of classic songs. John previously performed at the Costas benefit in 2004.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased by calling 314-577-5605 or online at www.glennon.org Sponsorship levels, which include pre-show dinner options, are also available by contacting the Foundation office at 314-577-5605. Click "Read More" for the complete Press Release. Read More
02/27/2013 - John Mellencamp is among the stars set to take stage at the T.J. Martell Foundation’s fifth annual Nashville Honors Gala on March 10th.

John will be performing as a tribute to his friendship and collaboration with T Bone. Nothing Like I Planned: The Art of John Mellencamp, a recent exhibition at the Tennessee State Museum, opened Nashvillians to another aspect of Mellencamp's talent. He, too, has a deep musical connection with honoree Burnett, the two having worked together on several critically acclaimed projects including the recent album No Better Than This. Click "Read More" for the official Press Release. Read More
02/26/2013 - John along with his full band will headline the MJ&M Gala Night on April 11, 2013 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater as part of MJ&M’s inaugural, two-day event in Austin, Texas. The Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), is a joint fundraising effort of actor Matthew McConaughey, musician Jack Ingram and The University of Texas Head Football Coach Mack Brown that works to impact the lives of kids by investing in programs dedicated to empowering children. Opening for John Mellencamp will be Austin’s very own Dale Watson. Last year Dale was part of the cast in the Atlanta stage production of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County.

“John is one of my all-time favorite musicians and a man I call a friend,” said McConaughey. “He’s someone who has put his best foot forward to help others in need and I am honored and proud to have him perform at this event.”

Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 1 at 10am CST via www.acl-live.com Click "Read More" to read the official press release on Mellencamp.com and click HERE for to find out more about the MJ&M foundation. Read More
02/25/2013 - Friday nights are taking on a new tune as Sony Movie Channel (SMC) features music-themed blockbuster films each week in March. The network has curated films covering a myriad of musical genres from rock and roll to country.

On March 22nd – MUSIC MOVIE MONTH, PART 4 - FALLING FROM GRACE airs at 10:00 PM ET. Check your local listing for the channel. To read the complete March lineup click "Read More" Read More
01/18/2013 - The title to this piece from the National Catholic Reporter is from John Mellencamp's "Peaceful World," a song he wrote and recorded more than a decade ago. It became something of a song of comfort after the 9/11 attacks, when it was performed at the Concert for New York City. Click "Read More" to read the entire article along with the official Peaceful World video. Read More
01/07/2013 - Prince Edward Island "The Guardian" highlighted it's top entertainment of 2012. John's solo performance of Jack and Diane (accompanied by the whole crowd) at the Credit Union Place, in Summerside made one of the top picks. Click "Read More" to check out the entire list. Read More
01/03/2013 - Indianapolis Star music writer David Lindquist has compiled a list of 25 top Hoosier musicians of all time. His definition of "Hoosier" in this context is someone who help shape the cultural identity of Indiana or someone whose identity was shaped by the state. John, quite predictably, finished in the top tier with such notables as Michael Jackson who is from Gary, Broadway legend Cole Porter, jazz groundbreaker Wes Montgomery and bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe. Among rockers, John reigns supreme on this list that we thought would be of interest. Click "Read More" for the full article. Read More
12/19/2012 - This weeks episode of the nationally syndicated radio show "In The Studio with Redbeard" is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the release of John's 1987 album The Lonesome Jubilee. The program features interviews John did with Redbeard back in that era along with tracks from the studio album and a few very rare live performances!

You can listen to John's episode HERE  or visit their STATION LIST to find your local station and air date/time. Read More
11/14/2012 - Hear Music/Concord Music Group is proud to release the all-star recording of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a southern gothic supernatural musical from co-conspirators Stephen King, John Mellencamp and T Bone Burnett. This extraordinary collaboration features original music and lyrics plus key dialog excerpts performed by a stellar cast of guest artists including Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash, Sheryl Crow, Neko Case, Taj Mahal, Ryan Bingham and Kris Kristofferson, along with actors Matthew McConaughey, Samantha Mathis and Meg Ryan. Click "Read More" for the complete press release. Read More
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