AND they’re on tour together!
John Mellencamp and his current tour-mate, Carlene Carter (daughter of June Carter, step-daughter of THE Johnny Cash) are more than tour-mates, they’re album-mates! The two are currently touring the U.S. and have recorded an album together! He wrote some songs, she wrote others, and they wrote plenty together. The album is titled Sad Clowns and Hillbillies.
There’s no official release date yet and it sounds like Mellencamp isn’t too worried about it. In an interview with USA Today, Mellencamp says he doesn’t take the record industry into account anymore. He just what he does the way he wants to so he can be happy and all the people he admires have done that.
You can catch Mellencamp and Carter in Columbia, MO on October 28th in Jesse Auditorium.