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01/22/2015 - Read Andrew Hughes of the South Bend Tribune complete review of John's opening night on the 2015 Plain Spoken Tour at the Morris Performing Arts Center after the jump. Here are some excerpts: "With 2008’s “Life, Death, Love and Freedom,” 2010’s “No Better Than This” and the September release of “Plain Spoken,” Mellencamp has delivered three of the finest albums of his career..."

"A rock band playing with maximum passion and communal bonding with the audience..."

"79 dates ahead to mine the roots of American music and investigate what it means to live and die..." Read More
01/09/2015 - The Grammy Foundation will host the 17th Annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert Lean On Me: A Celebration Of Music And Philanthropy, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre featuring live musical performances including Grammy winners Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson; current Grammy nominee Aloe Blacc; singer/songwriter Rozzi Crane; violinist/performance artist Lindsey Stirling; and Grammy nominee Robin Thicke; as well as other artists to be announced shortly. Read the complete press release after the jump. Read More
01/04/2015 - 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! Read More
01/04/2015 - The Plain Spoken tour begins on January 21st! “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 (rileykids.org). $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
01/03/2015 - Rock N Roll Hall Of Famer John Mellencamp gets personal in a unique interview with Jann Wenner, the publisher of Rolling Stone Magazine, for National Public Television’s new series Speakeasy. Filmed at The McKittrick Hotel in New York City in October 2014, John answers questions and discusses his early days as Johnny Cougar, his work with Stephen King, Farm Aid, his recently released new album Plain Spoken and work as a painter. Mellencamp’s candid conversation also explores his philosophy on success, what drives his passion for expression and his uncompromising creative will. Click "read more" for a complete list of stations airing Speakeasy. Find Speakeasy on Facebook and their official website Speakeasy-TV. Be sure to check local listings for start dates & times. Watch the preview clip of the episode below.

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01/03/2015 - Carlene Carter is the special guest on all 80 shows of the Plain Spoken Tour. Carlene, daughter of country music legends June Carter and Carl Smith, stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, and granddaughter of "Mother" Maybelle Carter of the original Carter Family, has been said to have been born into country music royalty. She prefers to think of herself, simply, as a Carter Girl which is the title of her current album on Rounder Records. She is a third generation member of the Carter Family whose pioneering recordings and songs were “ground zero” for American country and folk music. Read more about Carlene and watch some of her performances from her appearances at Farm Aid along with some classic videos after the jump. Read More
01/02/2015 - The Morris Museum of Art, located on the Riverwalk in Downtown Augusta, Georgia, will exhibit "American Dreams: Paintings by John Mellencamp" from January 11th through April 12th 2015. The exhibit will include 50 oil and mixed-media paintings, including several never-before seen by the public. For more information on the showing, click HERE. Mellencamp’s paintings have been exhibited previously at the Tennessee State Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, and most recently at the Museum of Art in Deland, Florida. Read More
01/02/2015 - John performs an acoustic version of Billy Joel's "Allentown" at the "Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize" on PBS a music special honoring Singer-Songwriter Billy Joel’s as recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song in Washington D.C. on November 19, 2014.

"ALLENTOWN"
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12/28/2014 - "Billy Joel: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize" is a PBS music special honoring Singer-Songwriter Billy Joel’s as recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The evening will include performances by Joel, as well as John Mellencamp, Tony Bennett, Kevin Spacey, LeAnn Rimes and many more. John sings Billy Joel's "Allentown" as part of the special. The program will premiere Friday, January 2, 2015 at 9 pm ET on PBS. Check your local listings for air date/time in your region. Click HERE to watch a promo video for the special. Read More
12/24/2014 - "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" from the A Very Special Christmas benefit album. The video was filmed at soundcheck during the 1987 Lonesome Jubilee tour.

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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

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