If you thought singer-songwriter, John Mellencamp was done with performing, then you would lose that bet. The 65-year-old rocker and Hall of Famer recently opened up about his music and he has good news for all those adoring fans of his. John Mellencamp’s age is just a number and he’s back and ready to prove that he’s still got it. If you want to learn more, take a look at our very own John Mellencamp wiki.
John Mellencamp’s Net Worth
Thanks to John Mellencamp’s songs and record amount of 23 albums, the Hall of Famer has a reported net worth is $25.0 million! The No Better Than This singer has been in the business for decades and is showing no signs of slowing down. The rocker has enjoyed his time on stage and now he’s back for more. The idea of 23 albums sounds like a lot, but when you’ve had a lengthy career like Mellencamp’s, it may seem like nothing special at all.
In 2008, Mellencamp was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, for his many years of musical achievements. Mellencamp’s good friend, Billy Joel presented him with the award, along with a humorous anecdote.
“As long as I can hear a song that puts a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat, I know there’s still hope,” said Mellencamp, a longtime advocate for American farmers through the Farm Aid benefit concerts, which he helped create. He and his trusty band then took the stage to perform three of their most definitive songs: “Pink Houses,” “Small Town,” and the storming “Authority Song.”
Is John Mellencamp Married?
John Mellencamp’s wife was model Ellen Irwin Mellencamp and they were married for 18 years, before they decided to get divorced. They met when Ellen was hired to appear on the cover of his 1991 album, Whenever We Wanted. Ellen also modeled for Victoria’s Secret, Calvin Klein, and is a spokeswoman for Almay Cosmetics. They got married in September 1992 and have two sons together: Hud and Speck Mellencamp.
“John and Elaine Mellencamp are proud of their 20 years together and are very happy with their accomplishments, both as parents and as a family,” the couple’s rep said in a statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter. “They will continue to raise their two children in Indiana but have decided to call it a day as a couple.”
John Mellencamp’s girlfriends in the past have been stars such as actress Meg Ryan and supermodel Christine Brinkley. The topic of John Mellencamp on the Today Show came up when Brinkley was a guest promoting her new book, back in 2015. Billy Joel (who presented him with the Hall of Fame award) jokingly confirmed the dating rumor.
John Mellencamp’s Children
John has five children: sons Hud and Speck from his marriage to Ellen, daughters Teddi and Justice from his marriage to Victoria Granucci, and daughter Michelle from his marriage to Priscilla Esterline.
In 2013, when Hud and Speck were teenagers, (19 and 18 at the time), they faced battery charges of their peer, then-19-year-old Alexander Bucy, who was punched in the face in Bloomington. The Mellencamp boys were joined by their friend Ty A. Smith and reportedly stomped and kicked Bucy in the face, causing fractures.
John Mellencamp’s Tour
This summer, Mellencamp’s upcoming tour will feature country singer Carlene Carter, and will promote his new album, Sad Clowns and Hillbillies. From June 5 to September 3, John Mellencamp will be touring America to share his latest hits with his fans. In a Forbes interview, Mellencamp talked about what he might play on his tour.
“Well, I’ll be playing ‘Easy Target’ for sure. I try to not make shows too political, I used to maybe 10, 15 years ago. But now it’s about the songs and a lot of the older songs we rearrange them and I’m pretty sure the audience sits there for a minute and says, ‘What song is this?’ Then words will come in or hook line will come in and they’ll go, ‘I got it.’ I don’t know, I’m still thinking about what songs I’m gonna play off this record, probably do three or four and I’m gonna have Carlene come out. I’ll for sure do ‘What Kind of Man am I?’ and ‘Grandview’ and ‘Easy Target,’ those three songs. And maybe ‘Mobile Blue.'”
John Mellencamp may not have owned a guitar when he signed his first record deal, but he’s since proven that it’s not how you start, but how you finish that matters most.