John Mellencamp has signed a "lifetime" recording contract with Republic Records, and plans to release a new album this fall.
The album, titled "Plain Spoken," will be Mellencamp's 22nd full-length album.
Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
For the 62 year old Mellencamp, "Plain Spoken" will be his first new album since 2010's "No Better Than This."
Throughout his career, he has sold over 27.5 million albums, according to the Recording Industry Association of America.