Musician John Mellencamp

Mellencamp demonstrates why he’s one of America’s most iconic songwriters and performers by closing the show with an exclusive live performance of ‘The West End,’ from his new disc.

Called one of America's greatest storytellers, John Mellencamp fell in love with music at an early age in his native Indiana and was gigging in local bars and fronting a soul band by age 14. He began his music career in earnest in '76 and went on to sell more than 40 million albums worldwide and garner 22 Top 40 hits in the U.S. His latest project, "No Better Than This," was recorded on vintage equipment at several historically significant locations around the South, including the First African Baptist Church in Savannah, GA, Memphis' Sun Studios and Room 414 of the Gunter Hotel in San Antonio, TX.


Tavis: From his much-talked-about new CD, “No Better than This,” here is John Mellencamp performing “West End.” Enjoy.
[Live musical performance]
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