NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music’s biggest stars should have been on the carpet of the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas, but like most of America, they were homebound because of the coronavirus. Still, the musicians played on, surrounded by spouses, kids and — in one case — a horse.
Prine won two Grammy awards from 11 nominations, and was also given a lifetime achievement award at the 2020 ceremony. In 2016 he recorded a duets album For Better, or Worse with singers including Alison Krauss, Kacey Musgraves and Miranda Lambert, and became his biggest chart hit then to date, reaching No 30. He outdid […]
–“Angel From Montgomery”: A masterpiece that will be sung for as long as songs are sung. Recorded on Prine’s absurdly packed self-titled 1971 debut album, it gained far greater renown when Bonnie Raitt covered it. It has one of the great opening lines: “I am an old woman, named after my mother/ My old man […]
“In John’s songs, humor and heartache dance together like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers,” Young said in a statement. “His words and melodies draw chuckles and blood, and tears of sorrow and redemption, all leading to truths widely known but never before articulated. John’s mind was a treasure chest, open to us all. We mourn […]
“This is hard news for us to share. But so many of you have loved and supported John over the years,we wanted to let you know, and give you the chance to send more of that love and support now,” her statement continued. “And know that we love you, and John loves you.” On Tuesday, […]
Rita Wilson, actress and wide of actor Tom Hanks, has spoken out about the death of country music legend John Prine. The singer passed away this week after contracting coronavirus. Wilson, who recently recovered from the virus, took to Instagram to memorialize Prine.
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— SUBSCRIBE OpieRadio podcast (@OpieRadio) April 7, 2020 Hughes continued: “Always happy, rarely sad. Never had a bad word to say about anyone. His laugh/giggle was so contagious which you wanted to be around. Music knowledge second to none. Fun to try to stump him which was almost impossible. Bring up any topic and he […]
“Kenny Rogers, Joe Diffie, and John Prine have all passed away within two weeks. 2/3 deaths were from the virus and I know this affecting people everywhere and people are losing family members every day, but country music is a place for happiness and positivity, and I feel like the entire country music family has […]
Bradley Whitford Oh John Prine, thank you for making me laugh and breaking my heart and sharing your boundless humanity. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. This is one of the most gorgeous songs ever written. Bonnie Raitt& John Prine – Angel From Montgomery https://t.co/rxSnzo4QhT via @YouTube