Weekend YouTube: John Mellencamp

The recipient of this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting is John Mellencamp.

It’s hard to believe that the Indiana farmboy who was raised in a Small Town full of Little Pink Houses has been making music for roughly 35 years now. He is one of the rare artists who has achieved mass commercial appeal and mass critical praise. His newest album No Better Than This (produced by T. Bone Burnett) is out now on Rounder Records.

Here are a few classic Mellencamp tunes…

And the title track from the new album…

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