John Mellencamp, the rock n’ roll icon who’s dominated the last 35+ years of music with massive hits like “Pink Houses,” “Small Town,” and “Jack & Diane,” continues to hold his place as one of American music’s most authentic voices and storytellers with his forthcoming album, Sad Clowns and Hillbillies. Available April 28, the 13-song collection features the rousing “Grandview,” a duet with Martina McBride about young love and the American dream.
In the song, Mellencamp’s young dreamer of a country boy has big plans: grow up and move a swanky trailer down to Grandview.
But as so many great plans do, his would slowly begin to change. Love would happen, life would happen, and turns were taken. But his destination always remained the same: a grand view in Grandview.
But Mellencamp knows the journey, not the destination, is where the real story lies. And that’s the pure magic of Mellencamp’s music right there.
Sad Clowns & Hillbillies also features two duets with June Carter Cash’s daughter Carlene Carter, “Indigo Sunset” and “What Kind of Man Am I.”