(guest blogged by Howie Klein)
John Mellencamp is an authentic, all-American voice from the heartland. He never did move to L.A.; still lives with his family in his native Indiana.
It's an old story that John's views aren't often in sync with the Bush Regime's. But one thing is clear: even if Mellencamp doesn't support the occupation of Iraq, he certainly supports the troops.
A few nights ago, in the tradition of Bob Hope-- and on the same cramped stage at Walter Reed Hospital where Hope played-- John sang 14 of his most beloved songs for 200 wounded vets and their families. The full story is here and one of the most popular songs among the inspired and grateful audience is tonight's selection: