2001 Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp has finalized the tracklist for his next studio album, "Trouble No More," due June 3 from Columbia.
2001 Billboard Century Award honoree John Mellencamp has finalized the tracklist for his next studio album, "Trouble No More," due June 3 from Columbia. As previously reported, the 12-track set contains covers of songs originally popularized by such acts as Robert Johnson, Woody Guthrie, Hoagy Carmichael, Lucinda Williams, and Willie Dixon. The lone original, "To Washington," was inspired by Guthrie and the Carter Family and questions President George W. Bush's motives at waging war against Iraq.
According to a spokesperson, the making of "Trouble No More" was chronicled by a crew from Indiana University in Mellencamp's Bloomington, Ind., homebase. A documentary will be offered to PBS stations later this year.
"Trouble No More" is the follow-up to 2001's "Cuttin' Heads," which debuted at No. 15 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 456,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here is the tracklist for "Trouble No More":
"Stones in My Passway"
"Teardrops Will Fall"
"End of the World"
"Down in the Bottom"
"John the Revelator"