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Farm Aid Grows: How John Mellencamp Is Continuing the 31-Year Crusade for Family Farmers

Originally posted 09/16/2016 02:35PM

When John Mellencamp took the stage at the first Farm Aid on Sept. 22, 1985, he had no idea that it would become an annual event. Neither did his fellow founding members, Willie Nelson and Neil Young.

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Christie Brinkley Dismisses 'Unfair' Report She and John Mellencamp Split over His 'Redneck Ways'

Originally posted 08/11/2016 05:30PM

Christie Brinkley is setting the record straight on her split from John Mellencamp.

Though Mellencamp, 64, and Brinkley, 62, exclusively announced their breakup to PEOPLE on Tuesday, citing "the mileage between their homes and their heavy career demands" as the reasoning for their inability to "maintain the relationship," a report alleged on Thursday that the 64-year-old musician's "hell-bent political opinions and redneck ways" as the reason for the split.

Brinkley took to Instagram on Thursday to deny that she broke it off due to differing political viewpoints.

Brinkley began, "While much has been written over the years about me that I simply allow to roll off my back ... I do stand up for my friends when things seem unfair and this is the case here ...."

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Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp Split After a Year of Dating as Rep Says 'They Vow to Remain Best Friends'

Originally posted 08/09/2016 12:40PM

Supermodel Christie Brinkley and singer John Mellencamp have split after a year of dating, a rep for the pair tells PEOPLE exclusively.

"Both the mileage between their homes and their heavy career demands interfered with their ability to maintain the relationship," a rep for both Brinkley and Mellencamp tells PEOPLE. "They vowed to remain best of friends."

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Christie Brinkley on How She Found Love at 62 – and Bonded over Age – with 'Silent Cowboy' John Mellencamp

Originally posted 07/06/2016 08:00AM

Opposites attract. At least that's Christie Brinkley's romance philosophy.

When Brinkley first met her boyfriend, singer John Mellencamp, 64, last year, "I thought, 'Oh my gosh, we're really opposites. He's kind of a throwback from another time, like a silent cowboy,' " she recalls. "But then we talked and realized that we do have a lot of shared interests."

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The Many Musicians Who Have Told Politicians to Stop Using Their Songs

The Many, Many Musicians Who Have Told Politicians to Stop Using Their Songs

Originally posted 04/05/2016 04:40PM

This week, Everlast, the erstwhile frontman for House of Pain, whose deathless hit "Jump Around" was apparently being played at Donald Trump rallies, took to Twitter to inform Trump that a cease-and-desist order was coming his way if he didn't stop using the song.

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Christie Brinkley Stuns as She Celebrates Her 62nd Birthday with Boyfriend John Mellencamp in N.Y.C.

Christie Brinkley Stuns as She Celebrates Her 62nd Birthday with Boyfriend John Mellencamp in N.Y.C.

Originally posted 02/03/2016 12:20AM

Christie Brinkley is truly a Timeless Beauty.

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Billy Joel 'Is Very Happy' for Ex-Wife Christie Brinkley and Her New Beau John Mellencamp: Source

Billy Joel 'Is Very Happy' for Ex-Wife Christie Brinkley and Her New Beau John Mellencamp: Source

Originally posted 12/18/2015 03:40PM

The friendliest of exes!

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Christie Brinkley Shuts Down Questions About Marrying John Mellencamp: 'I Don't Want to Jinx It'

Christie Brinkley Shuts Down Questions About Marrying John Mellencamp: 'I Don't Want to Jinx It'

Originally posted 11/09/2015 06:10PM

Christie Brinkley and John Mellencamp may have gone public with their love, but she's keeping the details on lock.

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