Musician John Mellencamp

Originally aired on August 19, 2010

Music legend rocks the house with an exclusive live performance of the title track from his new CD.

This fall, John Mellencamp kicks off the first leg of the tour for his new release, "No Better Than This," in his home state of Indiana—at Tavis' alma mater, IU. The "opening act" is a Kurt Markus documentary—It's About You—shot while Mellencamp was on last year's tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. It chronicles the creation of the new CD, while serving as a cinematic "think piece" on the state of the country at the end of the 21st century's first decade. The enduring rocker is also slated to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Americana Music Association.

TRANSCRIPT

Tavis: From his new CD, here is John Mellencamp and company performing the title track, “No Better than This.” Enjoy.
[Live musical performance.]
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  • Victor Giron

    John C. Mellencamp you are the best’Keep on keepen on!

Last modified: April 26, 2011 at 12:28 pm