John Mellencamp, the veteran heartland rocker behind such hits as "Hurts So Good," "Wild Night" and "Jack & Diane," just signed a "lifetime" recording deal with Republic Records, a division of Universal Music Group, and announced a new full-length album set to come out this fall. The forthcoming album, titled Plain Spoken, will be Mellencamp's 22nd record.
Terri Clark has announced her next appropriately named album, called Some Songs, will be released on September 2. The first single from the project, the title track, is already available digitally. Terri went to her fans to help out with the new project through the PledgeMusic platform. Brandy Clark has also penned two of the tracks.
And last but not least, John Berry announced that he will be headed back into the studio shortly and will have producer Buddy Cannon at the helm making the record. Cannon has just finished a new project by Kenny Chesney (which is supposed to come out this autumn) and will tackle Berry's next studio album. Berry's shooting for a late fall delivery on his new project as well.