T-Bone Burnett, John Mellencamp and Stephen King are the creative team behind Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a stage show based on a true story of small-town tragedy. Kevin Mazur/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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World Cafe

John Mellencamp, Stephen King And T-Bone Burnett On World Cafe

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The venerated entertainers dive into uncharted territory together: a musical 13 years in the making.

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T-Bone Burnett, John Mellencamp and Stephen King are the creative team behind Ghosts of Darkland County, a stage show based on a true story of small-town tragedy. Kevin Mazur/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Mellencamp has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards. Stephanie Pfriender Stylander hide caption

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Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Rick Diamond/Getty Images hide caption

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John Mellencamp has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. He has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. Stephanie Pfriender Stylander hide caption

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At 58, John Mellencamp says his views on time and what's important have changed considerably. Elaine Mellencamp hide caption

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