The satellite radio network will be playing the album in its entirety on Jan. 17 at 7 pm on the Spectrum (ch. 18). Host Meg Griffin will also interview the Hoosier about the tracks--cut with his touring band, the country group Little Big Town and, on one song folk legend Joan Baez-- and his lengthy career.
"Freedom Road"--including the ubiquitous car ad jingle "Our Country"-- will be available in stores and digitally on Jan. 23. Mellencamp is expected to tour later this year so stay tuned for details.
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