Almost Country: Rock and Roll Star John Mellencamp
His songs didn’t crack the upper echelon’s of the country music charts, but if you listen to his 1980’s hits, well, they sound a lot more country than some of the country music songs and stars of today.
A great country song will often tell a story, an American story. Well, listen to the song and video below and you’ll hear the story of ‘Jack and Diane’.
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Now then, is that song country? No, maybe not, but it’s not far off.
John also is a co-founder of Farm-Aid, of course, with Willie Nelson and Neil Young. And really, those 3 can take the stage all together and put on one heck of a show, whether you call it country, rock or whatever. It’s some great music.
And John Mellencamp is still keeping it almost country.