Farm Aid Board Member John Mellencamp and his band entertained the sold-out crowd at Hershey Stadium with hit after hit after rock and roll hit.
John Mellencamp’s career in music ahs spanned more than 35 years, during which time he transitioned from pop idol to one of the most highly regarded mature songwriters of a generation.
Mellencamp fell in love with music at an early age and was fronting a sound band in his native Indiana by the time he was 14. He would go on to release 26 albums with domestic sales exceeding 40 million units. He has amassed 22 To- 40 hits and holds the record for the most traks by a solo artist to hit #1 on the Hot Maainstreem Rock Tracks Chart. The unique instrumentation of his band adn overall approach is widely credited with being the forebear of the Americana/ No Depression genre of rural inflected music.
He is an accomplished painter whose work was the focus of a vast exhibition earlier this year at the tennessee state Museum in Nashville entitled “Nothing Like I Planned: The Art of John Mellencamp.”
Ghost Brothres of Darland County,” a southern gothic musical on which he collaborated with Stephen King, had it’s world premier this spring at the Alliance Theater in Atlatna.Mellencamp continues to make his home in Bloomington, IN.
Kenny Chesney came out and sang with John Mellencamp on, “Small Town”