John Mellencamp Announces New Album ‘Sad Clowns And Hillbillies’

By Amanda Wicks

John Mellencamp returns in 2017 with his 23rd full-length album, Sad Clowns and Hillbillies. Although the project won’t be available until April 28th, he shared the second single, “Grandview” featuring Martina McBride, today (February 24th).

Related: Listen to John Mellencamp’s New Song ‘Easy Target’

McBride’s powerhouse country vocals combine with slick guitar riffs to produce a strong, toe-tapping collaboration. “Just an old country boy, wearing my OshKosh boots/ Walk by the trailer factory, every day on my way to school/ Early on in life the only thing I want to do/ Is buy me a trailer and move it down to Grandview,” he sings in the opening verse.

Sad Clowns and Hillbillies also features Carlene Carter, daughter of June Carter Cash and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash.

Check out the full tracklist and listen to “Grandview” below.

1. Mobile Blues
2. Battles of Angels
3. Grandview featuring Martina McBride
4. Indigo Sunset
5. What Kind of Man Am I
6. All Night Talk Radio
7. Sugar Hill Mountain
8. You are Blind
9. Damascus Road
9. Early Bird Cafe
10. Sad Clowns
11. My Soul’s Got Wings
12. Easy Target

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