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The Americans Release New Single 'Born With A Broken Heart' Photo The Americans Release New Single 'Born With A Broken Heart'
by Michael Major - Apr 6, 2022

The Americans turn up the heat on their instantly infectious new single, “Born With A Broken Heart.” The Americans are composed of Patrick Ferris (vocals/guitar), Jake Faulkner (bassist) and Zac Sokolow (guitarist). Listen to the new single now!

Songwriter James McMurtry to Come to the Boulder Theater Photo Songwriter James McMurtry to Come to the Boulder Theater
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 5, 2022

In James McMurtry’s new effort, The Horses and the Hounds, the acclaimed songwriter backs personal narratives with effortless elegance (“Canola Fields”) and endless energy (“If It Don’t Bleed”). This first collection in seven years, due August 20 on New West Records, spotlights a seasoned tunesmith in peak form as he turns toward reflection (“Vaquero”) and revelation (closer “Blackberry Winter”). Familiar foundations guide the journey. “There’s a definite Los Angeles vibe to this record,” McMurtry says. “The ghost of Warren Zevon seems to be stomping around among the guitar tracks. Don’t know how he got in there. He never signed on for work for hire.”

The Americans Announce 'Stand True' LP & Release Title Track Photo The Americans Announce 'Stand True' LP & Release Title Track
by Michael Major - Mar 9, 2022

Every few years, musicians arrive on the scene with an undeniably fresh approach to a tried-and-true genre. Showcasing this with unparalleled proficiency is the acclaimed Los Angeles-based Americana band The Americans. Listen to a new single from the band’s forthcoming 11-song, sophomore studio LP.

Natalia M. King Releases New Album 'Woman Mind of My Own' Photo Natalia M. King Releases New Album 'Woman Mind of My Own'
by Michael Major - Feb 18, 2022

With original songs like “AKA Chosen,” honoring strong personal choices and acceptance of her sexuality. The slow and sultry slide guitar of another, “Play On,” matches the soulful timbre of her bluesy vocals. She also offers a hard look at American reality with her reimagination of John Mellencamp’s “Pink Houses,” featuring Elliot Murphy.

Natalia M. King Honors George Michael in 'One More Try' Cover Photo Natalia M. King Honors George Michael in 'One More Try' Cover
by Michael Major - Feb 9, 2022

Brooklyn-bred, Paris-based singer-songcrafter Natalia M. King premiered “One More Try,” a tribute to George Michael, via The Bluegrass Situation. The song appears on her latest LP, Woman Mind Of My Own. Woman Mind Of My Now is orchestrated by guitarist and producer Fabien Squillante. Listen to the new cover now!

Natalia M. King Announces New Album 'Woman Mind Of My Own' Photo Natalia M. King Announces New Album 'Woman Mind Of My Own'
by Michael Major - Dec 15, 2021

King’s is the story of a pioneering musician with a powerful impact and a captivating voice who enters, for the first time, the ancient—almost sacred—territory of the blues, R&B, and American roots music. Through its nine tracks, all either composed by King or borrowed from others, there is a marvelous feeling of rediscovery of that magical style.

John Mellencamp Announces 'Strictly A One-Eyed Jack' Album Photo John Mellencamp Announces 'Strictly A One-Eyed Jack' Album
by Michael Major - Dec 10, 2021

The album features the previously released Bruce Springsteen duet “Wasted Days”. John Mellencamp is known for his hit songs like 'Jack & Diane' and 'Hurts So Good'. Listen to a new single from the album, 'Chasing Rainbows!'

Tennessee Theatre Headlines New Year With New Country Music Musical MAY WE ALL Photo Tennessee Theatre Headlines New Year With New Country Music Musical MAY WE ALL
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 4, 2021

Playhouse on the Square in partnership with tamburrino, inc., Playhouse on the Square season sponsor Dorothy O. Kirsch, and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff present the Initial Production of new country music musical, May We All January 21 - February 20, 2022. 

VIDEO: Watch John Mellencamp & Bruce Springsteen Duet for the First Time With 'Wasted Photo VIDEO: Watch John Mellencamp & Bruce Springsteen Duet for the First Time With 'Wasted Days'
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2021

The duet is unveiled alongside an official music video directed and produced by filmmaker and frequent Springsteen collaborator Thom Zimny. Mellencamp and Springsteen filmed the video together in New Jersey this September.

Christina Bianco to Perform Farewell Show A LOT TO UNPACK at Birdland Theater Photo Christina Bianco to Perform Farewell Show A LOT TO UNPACK at Birdland Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 27, 2021

BIRDLAND THEATER will present Christina Bianco in her new show “A Lot to Unpack” on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16 at 8:30 PM. Her bags are packed for London but before she leaves her hometown this globetrotting, genre-crossing, multi-voiced, multi-wig-wearing funny girl has some serious unpacking to do.

John Mellencamp Videos

VIDEO: Willie Nelson Speaks Out On 35th Anniversary Of Farm Aid VideoVIDEO: Willie Nelson Speaks Out On 35th Anniversary Of Farm Aid
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2020

It was 35 years ago Tuesday that Farm Aid first boosted the morale of the countrya??s struggling farmers. Now Neil Young, Bonnie Raitt and John Mellencamp are just a few of the performers who will be at this yeara??s concert. Willie Nelson, one of the eventa??s organizers, tells Harry Smith: a?oeI called a few friends of mine.a??

VIDEO: John Mellencamp Performs 'Easy Target' on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert VideoVIDEO: John Mellencamp Performs 'Easy Target' on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2018

Grammy winner John Mellencamp performed 'Easy Target' on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night, ahead of his Netflix special 'Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre.' Watch the full performance below!

VIDEO: John Mellencamp Performs 'Grandview' ft. Martina McBride on TONIGHT
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 1, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, music guest John Mellencamp performed'Grandview' with Martina McBride. The song is off his forthcoming album 'Sad Clowns and Hillbillies.'

BWW TV Exclusive: Attached at the Hip- Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below; Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 4, 2016

They could never leave you. Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner are performing together in NYC for the first time in nearly nine years.  The duo received a Tony Award co-nomination for their role(s) as the conjoined twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, in the original Broadway production of Side Show; separately, Alice and Emily have starred in numerous other Broadway shows including The Full Monty, Next To Normal, Billy Elliot, The Rocky Horror Show, and many more. Additional performances will take place February 4-6 (7PM) and February 6 (9:30PM) at Feinstein's/54 Below. BroadwayWorld was there for the epic first night, and you can catch some highlights below!

VIDEO: Willie Nelson & John Mellencamp Perform 'Night Life' on COLBERT
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 17, 2015

As they prepare for the 30th Anniversary of Farm Aid, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp stopped by CBS's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT to perform Willie's 'Night Life.'

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - CMT Airs Documentary JOHNNY CASH: AMERICAN REBEL Tonight
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

'Johnny Cash: American Rebel' premieres on the 12thanniversary of his passing tonight, September 12 at 9 pm ET/PT. Get a sneak peek below!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - CMT to Present Documentary JOHNNY CASH: AMERICAN REBEL
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 18, 2015

"Johnny Cash: American Rebel" premieres on the 12thanniversary of his passing on Saturday, September 12 at 9 pm ET/PT. Get a sneak peek below!

VIDEO: Keith Urban & John Mellencamp Perform 'Pink Houses' on RED NOSE DAY
by Caryn Robbins - May 22, 2015

Keith Urban and John Mellencamp performed 'Pink Houses' on last night's RED NOSE DAY event on NBC. The 3 hour special took place in the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Kevin Spacey Performs 'Piano Man' on Tonight's BILLY JOEL Salute on PBS
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 2, 2015

In the clip below, watch as Kevin Spacey teams with Joel for a performance of Joel's signature song, 'Piano Man.'

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at John Mellencamp Exhibit at the Museum of Art - DeLand
by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2014

The Paintings of John Mellencamp will open to the public at The Museum of Art - DeLand at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. in downtown DeLand on Friday, October 10, 2014. The exhibition will feature some 40+ oil and mixed media paintings, which will remain on view at the Museum until December 28, 2014.


John Mellencamp Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has John Mellencamp written?
John Mellencamp has written 1 shows including Ghost Brothers of Darkland County (Music and Lyrics).