Welcome to Friday, and new music from John Mellencamp.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member’s released Sad Clowns & Hillbillies today. His follow-up to 2014’s Plain Spoken is a duets album with country singer Carlene Carter, the stepdaughter of the late Johnny Cash and daughter of his late wife, June Carter Cash.
Sad Clowns & Hillbillies also features a duet with country star Martina McBride, on the track “Grandview.” The pair performed the song Thursday night on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where Mellencamp also performed an acoustic version of his classic, “Jack and Diane.”
As already announced, Mellencamp will tour behind Sad Clowns & Hillbillies this summer, beginning June 5 in Geenwood Village, CO, wrapping up September 3 in Canfield, OH. In addition to Carter, country and Americana legend Emmylou Harris will John on select dates, as well as folk-pop duo Lily & Madeleine. You can find all the dates on Mellencamp’s official website — every ticket purchased online comes with a free Sad Clowns & Hillbillies CD.
Here’s the Sad Clowns & Hillbillies track list:
“Battle of Angels”
“Grandview,” featuring Martina McBride
“What Kind of Man Am I”
“All Night Talk Radio”
“Sugar Hill Mountain”
“You Are Blind”
“Early Bird Café”
“My Soul’s Got Wings”
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Source: Classic Rock News