John Cougar is about as American as you can get and it bleeds through into his music and lyrics clearly. His most famous hit is “Jack & Diane”, which remains a staple of traditional rock radio. He holds some pretty impressive statistics and awards for his work.
He is the official record holder for a solo artist hitting the number 1 spot on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. He has 7 of them.
He has 13 Grammy Awards.
He was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
He was inducted into the songwriter Hall of Fame in 2018.
Both he and his music are loved by millions and millions and he is still working to this day.
Rock, heartland rock, hard rock, country rock
Artist Website Link: http://mellencamp.com/
Chestnut Street Incident (1976)
A Biography (1978)
John Cougar (1979)
Nothin’ Matters and What If It Did (1980)
American Fool (1982)
The Kid Inside (1983)
The Lonesome Jubilee (1987)
Big Daddy (1989)
Whenever We Wanted (1991)
Human Wheels (1993)
Dance Naked (1994)
Mr. Happy Go Lucky (1996)
John Mellencamp (1998)
Rough Harvest (1999)
Cuttin’ Heads (2001)
Trouble No More (2003)
Freedom’s Road (2007)
Life, Death, Love and Freedom (2008)
No Better Than This (2010)
Plain Spoken (2014)
Sad Clowns & Hillbillies (2017)
Other People’s Stuff (2018)