Republic RecordsJohn Mellencamp has unveiled full details about his upcoming collaborative album with country-folk artist Carlene Carter, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, which now is scheduled to be released on April 28 — a week later than initially announced.
The album features 13 tracks, including the recently released single “Easy Target,” a song focusing on strained race relations and gun violence in the U.S. that Mellencamp introduced on the eve of President Trump‘s inauguration.
Sad Clowns & Hillbillies also includes a rootsy rock track called “Grandview” featuring guest vocals by country star Martina McBride, which was been issued as John’s latest single. The album is available for pre-order now, and those ordering the record in advance will get a free download of both “Easy Target” and “Grandview.”
As previously reported, Mellencamp will support Sad Clowns & Hillbillies with a U.S. tour that kicks off on June 5 in the Denver suburb of Greenwood Village, Colorado. The singer-songwriter will be accompanied by Carter on the trek, which also will feature Americana legend Emmylou Harris and the folk-pop duo Lily & Madeleine as support acts.
Tickets for most concerts on the tour went on sale Friday, February 24. For details about specific shows, visit Mellencamp.com and AEGLive.com. Those who purchase a ticket online also will receive a CD copy of Sad Clowns & Hillbillies.
Here’s the album’s full track list:
“Battle of Angels”
“Grandview” (featuring Martina McBride)
“What Kind of Man Am I”
“All Night Talk Radio”
“Sugar Hill Mountain”
“You Are Blind”
“Early Bird Café”
“My Soul’s Got Wings”
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