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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.

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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

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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11/20/2014 - 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..."

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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

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