Will Chevy ad drive away market for new song?

12/26/2006 | Wall Street Journal (free content), The

General Motors has blanketed the airwaves with ads for its Chevy Silverado truck featuring John Mellencamp's new song, "Our Country." Now, Mellencamp's record company, Universal Republic Records, is concerned that the ad's reach will diminish the market for the song, which is due for release on CD in January 2007.

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