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In 1976, an American singer and song writer from Seymour, Indiana, started his career as a rock musician and gained immense popularity within just a short time. John Mellencamp was also previously known as John Cougar, Johnny Cougar and John Cougar Mellencamp. The artist has released his latest album in August 2010 after selling over forty million albums in his entire career and giving a number of hit chart toppers. John Mellencamp tickets are a treat for all his fans and rock lovers in general.
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John Mellencamp also plays guitar and harmonica skillfully. He is among the members of Farm Aid which is an organization established in 1985 in Champaign, Illinois. Farm Aid arranges concerts to raise money for family farms and to spread awareness about them. John Mellencamp attributes Woody Guthrie, Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan as his biggest musical influences. Apart from his solo career, Mellencamp has also worked with Mitch Ryder, James McMurtry, Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Chuck D, India.Arie, Trisha Yearwood, Little Big Town and Joan Baez. Mellencamp has recorded his albums with Hear Music, Universal Republic Records, Island, Columbia, Mercury, Riva and MCA.
John Mellencamp has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards and has won one out of them for Best Male Rock Performer for his song, "Hurts So Good". Other honors received by Mellencamp includes Nordoff-Robbins Silver Clef Special Music Industry Humanitarian Award in 1991, the Billboard Century Award in 2001, the Woody Guthrie Award in 2003, the ASCAP Foundation Champion Award in 2007, Classic Songwriter Award in 2008 and most recently, Mellencamp was awarded with the Americana Lifetime Achievement Award. Mellencamp’s induction in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is as yet the biggest honor for him which he received in 2008 by Billy Joel.
Mellencamp released his first album in 1976 which was titled, Chestnut Street Incident. The album contained some covers and some original songs. Although the album was not very successful but it was an opening for Mellencamp as a talented artist. The second album was titled The Kid Inside which was released in 1977 and next year came the third album, The Biography. The first three albums were released with his stage name, Johnny Cougar.
The fourth studio album came out with the name John Cougar and it was titled the same. It was released in 1979 and the first one to become a hit with two hit singles, "I Need a Lover" and "Miami". Nothin’ Matters and What If It Did was released in 1980 and received moderate success. American Fool, the Kid inside, Uh-Huh, Scarecrow, the Lonesome Jubilee, Big Daddy, Whenever We Wanted, Human Wheels, Dance Naked, Mr. Happy Go Lucky, John Mellencamp and Rough Harvest are Mellencamp’s studio albums released in 1990s and each album was a huge hit.
Cuttin’ Heads was first album of Mellencamp of the 2000s released in 2001. Trouble no More was released in 2003 and gave three chart toppers, "Death Letter", "The End of the World" and "John the Revelator". Freedom’s Road, released in 2007 charted number five on the Billboard 200 and 2008 brought Life, Death, Love and Freedom, another huge hit. The most recent release, No Better Than This proved once again that Mellencamp is the master of his game. Mellencamp has been regarded as the solo artist with most hit singles. Mellencamp has also released quite a few compilation albums with the titles, The Best That I Could Do 1978-1988, Words & Music: John Mellencamp’s Greatest Hits, 20th Century Masters: The Best of John Mellencamp and On the Rural Tour 7609.
John Mellencamp is also known for his excellence in his live performances. His live concerts are highly popular and no fan ever misses to see him in a live performance. Mellencamp has toured extensively throughout his career worldwide. Everywhere Mellencamp is bound to perform, John Mellencamp tickets sell like hot cakes. He has released one live album, Life, Death, Live and Freedom which he released in 2009 for his fans to be able to enjoy the live versions of his songs whenever they please. Be among the first ones to get cheap John Mellencamp tickets next time this legendary artist comes to your city and enjoy the live versions of his number one hit songs, "I Need A Lover", "Hurts So Good", "Jack & Diane", "Crumblin’ Down", "Pink Houses", "Lonely Ol’ Night", "Small Town", "R.O.C.K In The U.S.A", "Wild Night", "Walk Talk" and other brilliant songs from all of his albums. A true rock lover will never miss his live performances! So get your John Mellencamp tickets asap.
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