JOHN PRINE


BIO: Born in Maywood, IL on October 10, 1946, John Prine’s body of work has become the high-water mark of American songwriting and his songs have found a home in the repertoire of musical luminaries such as Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash and George Strait. On March 9, 2005, at the request of Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, John Prine became the first singer/songwriter to read and perform at the Library of Congress. Prine takes his own sweet time dancing with his muse -- and truly writes what's in his soul. So if it takes him a little longer to compose the songs that capture the moments that reveal the gently folded human truths that bind us all together, it's always worth the wait. There was a nine year gap between his Grammy-nominated "Lost Dogs & Mixed Blessings" and his latest solo offering, appropriately titled, "Fair & Square", but his unorthodox timing was rewarded with critical acclaim. Along with rave reviews from Billboard Magazine, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, No Depression, Amazon.com and Blender, "Fair & Square" debuted at number seven on Billboard’s Top 20 Internet Album Sales chart and recorded the fastest rise to number one in the history of Americana radio. In 2006, "Fair & Square" won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album. “It was just time," said Prine in his always understated way, just after the release of Fair and Square. "I had a bunch of songs. I'd started recording them, and it turns out, I liked them pretty well. So, now, I get to get them all just the way I like them - and then I get to let them go out to meet the world." Prine’s latest record, "Standard Songs for Average People", contains duet renditions of classic American songs with Bluegrass icon Mac “The Voice with a Heart” Wiseman. While this album is a slight departure from Prine’s renowned singer-songwriter approach, it promises to appeal to those seeking a trip back to when wholesome, well-crafted music mirrored simpler times. With tracks like “Old Cape Cod,” “Pistol Packin’ Mama” or “Blue Eyed Elaine,” the charm and character of "Standard Songs" softly reinvigorates the soul and gently reminds the listener life should be enjoyed - not rushed.

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by TV News Desk - May 20, 2020

The impossibly talented 19-year old Utah musician Sammy Brue has just shared the latest song from his forthcoming album, Crash Test Kid. ... (more...)
All The Best Festival Rescheduled to May 2021 All The Best Festival Rescheduled to May 2021
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2020

To celebrate the remarkable legacy of stories and songs left behind with the recent passing of John Prine, Sixthman and Oh Boy Records are honored to host All The Best festival. ... (more...)
Nathaniel Rateliff Premieres Video for 'Willie's Birthday Song' Nathaniel Rateliff Premieres Video for 'Willie's Birthday Song'
by TV News Desk - April 29, 2020

To celebrate Willie Nelson's birthday, acclaimed musician Nathaniel Rateliff premieres the Rett Rogers-directed video for “Willie's Birthday Song” today.... (more...)
Nathaniel Rateliff Debuts New Song to Celebrate Willie Nelson's Birthday Nathaniel Rateliff Debuts New Song to Celebrate Willie Nelson's Birthday
by TV News Desk - April 24, 2020

Today, acclaimed musician Nathaniel Rateliff shares “Willie's Birthday Song,” the latest installment of The Marigold Singles and a tribute to Willie Nelson. The Marigold Singles is an ongoing project to raise money for The Marigold Project... (more...)
Jeremy Parsons Pays Tribute To The Late John Prine Jeremy Parsons Pays Tribute To The Late John Prine
by BWW News Desk - April 12, 2020

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Musician John Prine Has Passed Away From Coronavirus Musician John Prine Has Passed Away From Coronavirus
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2020

Musician John Prine is reportedly in critical condition with Covid-19 symptoms, according to a post on his official Twitter account.... (more...)
John Prine in Critical Condition With Coronavirus Symptoms John Prine in Critical Condition With Coronavirus Symptoms
by BWW News Desk - March 29, 2020

Musician John Prine is reportedly in critical condition with Covid-19 symptoms, according to a post on his official Twitter account.... (more...)
John 'Papa' Gros Announces April 17 Release of CENTRAL CITY John 'Papa' Gros Announces April 17 Release of CENTRAL CITY
by TV News Desk - March 25, 2020

New Orleans native John “Papa” Gros (pronounced “grow”) has been celebrating the Crescent City's culture with the world for over three decades. Today, ahead of the release of his third solo album Central City on April 17, he shared his take on John Prine's “Please Don't Bury,” which debuted this mor... (more...)
Peter Karp Will Release 'Magnificent Heart' on May 8th Peter Karp Will Release 'Magnificent Heart' on May 8th
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2020

Peter Karp is known for many things. An assertive singer, a skilled guitarist and a passionate performer, he's also an individual who writes songs that frequently reflect tales told as part of life's journey, spawned by passion and personal experience.... (more...)
Mark Erelli Confronts Privilege In New Single; New Tour Dates ad New LP Announced Mark Erelli Confronts Privilege In New Single; New Tour Dates ad New LP Announced
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2020

Boston-based singer/songcrafter Mark Erelli has unveiled a live performance video of “I Can't Stand Myself,” a new track off his LP Blindsided, due out via Soundly Music next Friday, March 27th. The track pairs a Bo Diddly beat with an exploration of faith and doubt. “We value faith highly in Americ... (more...)
Courtney Marie Andrews Shares New Song 'If I Told' Courtney Marie Andrews Shares New Song 'If I Told'
by TV News Desk - March 05, 2020

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Courtney Marie Andrews will release her highly anticipated new album, Old Flowers, June 5 on Fat Possum Records (pre-order). In advance of the release, the new album track, “If I Told,” is premiering today.... (more...)
Mark Erelli Unveils Title Track of Forthcoming EP 'Blindsided' Mark Erelli Unveils Title Track of Forthcoming EP 'Blindsided'
by TV News Desk - February 21, 2020

Today, Mark Erelli unveils “Blindsided,” the title track and latest single from his forthcoming LP, out march 27th via Soundly Music. “The word has negative connotations, but I thought it would be interesting to use it in the context of a love song,” the award-winning singer/songwriter told The Blue... (more...)
Brian Fallon Reveals New Music Video for '21 Days' Brian Fallon Reveals New Music Video for '21 Days'
by TV News Desk - February 11, 2020

Brian Fallon has revealed the official video for his acclaimed new single, “21 Days.” Directed by New Jersey-based filmmaker/photographer Kelsey Hunter Ayres, the video is streaming now at Fallon's official YouTube channel; “21 Days” is available now at all digital music retailers and streaming serv... (more...)
MerleFest Announces Final Lineup Additions For 2020 Festival MerleFest Announces Final Lineup Additions For 2020 Festival
by TV News Desk - February 10, 2020

MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the next round of artist additions for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. Greensky Bluegrass, Mavis Staples, Paul Thorn, Cane Mill Road, Sweet Potato Pie, The Barefoot Movement, Nefesh Mountain, and Smitty and the Jumpstarters w... (more...)
Moon River Music Festival Returns to Chattanooga's Coolidge Park Moon River Music Festival Returns to Chattanooga's Coolidge Park
by TV News Desk - February 04, 2020

Moon River Music Festival is thrilled to announce its return to Chattanooga, TN's Coolidge Park on September 12 & 13th, 2020. Presented by Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors in partnership with AC Entertainment, the festival is now in its sixth year of existence and third in Chattanooga after outgrowing... (more...)
Mark Erelli Previews LP 'Blindsided' with Single A Little Kindness Mark Erelli Previews LP 'Blindsided' with Single A Little Kindness
by TV News Desk - January 31, 2020

Award-winning singer/songwriter Mark Erelli has released “A Little Kindness,” a track from his forthcoming LP Blindsided, due out March 27th via Soundly Music. “Boston-based musician Mark Erelli is known for both his songwriting acumen and his ability to bring that talent to co-writing sessions with... (more...)
John Prine Returns to Dominican Republic for All The Best Festival John Prine Returns to Dominican Republic for All The Best Festival
by TV News Desk - January 27, 2020

Two-time GRAMMY Award winning singer-songwriter and recent Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient John Prine has once again partnered with Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea & resorts, for the next installment of All The Best festival. All The Best is a four-day ... (more...)
Camila Cabello, H.E.R., Jonas Brothers, & More Will Take The Stage At The GRAMMYs Camila Cabello, H.E.R., Jonas Brothers, & More Will Take The Stage At The GRAMMYs
by TV News Desk - January 15, 2020

The Recording Academy® has confirmed the next slate of performers for the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Set to perform on Music's Biggest Night® are current GRAMMY® nominees Camila Cabello; H.E.R.; Jonas Brothers; Rosalía; and Tyler, The Creator; 10-time GRAMMY winner Bonnie Raitt, who will pay tribut... (more...)
MerleFest Announces Melissa Etheridge, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Marcus King Band, & More MerleFest Announces Melissa Etheridge, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Marcus King Band, & More
by TV News Desk - January 13, 2020

MerleFest, presented by Window World, is proud to announce the next round of artist additions for MerleFest 2020, which will be held April 23-26. Melissa Etheridge, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Marcus King Band, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, and John Cowan will be joining the annual homeco... (more...)
Brandy Clark to Release New Album on March 6 Brandy Clark to Release New Album on March 6
by TV News Desk - January 10, 2020

Grammy-nominated and CMA Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Brandy Clark will release her highly anticipated new album, Your Life is a Record, March 6 on Warner Records (pre-order). In advance of the release, the first single, “Who You Thought I Was,” is out today—listen below!... (more...)
Trent Wagler, Darrell Scott, and David Holt as Judges for 28th Annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Trent Wagler, Darrell Scott, and David Holt as Judges for 28th Annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest
by TV News Desk - January 08, 2020

MerleFest, presented by Window World®, is pleased to announce Trent Wagler (of The Steel Wheels), Darrell Scott, and David Holt as judges for the 28th Annual Chris Austin Songwriting Contest (CASC). ... (more...)
John Prine to be Honored with Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award John Prine to be Honored with Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - December 19, 2019

Almost 50 years into his remarkable career, John Prine will be honored by the Recording Academy as one of their 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.... (more...)
Chicago, Roberta Flack, & More to Receive 2020 Special Merit Awards from the Recording Academy Chicago, Roberta Flack, & More to Receive 2020 Special Merit Awards from the Recording Academy
by TV News Desk - December 19, 2019

The Recording Academy® is honored to announce its 2020 Special Merit Awards recipients. The Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Chicago, Roberta Flack, Isaac Hayes, Iggy Pop, John Prine, Public Enemy and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Ken Ehrlich, Philip Glass and Frank Walker are Trustees Award honoree... (more...)
Tyler Childers Performs 'Country Squire' on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS Tyler Childers Performs 'Country Squire' on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by TV News Desk - December 17, 2019

Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and musician Tyler Childers performed the title track of his acclaimed new album, Country Squire, on last night's episode of “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”... (more...)
Nathaniel Rateliff Kicks Off 'The Marigold Singles' with John Prine Nathaniel Rateliff Kicks Off 'The Marigold Singles' with John Prine
by TV News Desk - December 13, 2019

Acclaimed musician Nathaniel Rateliff's first installment of The Marigold Singles featuring legendary songwriter John Prine debuts today on Stax Records. The Marigold Singles will raise money for The Marigold Project, Rateliff's foundation that supports community and nonprofit organizations working ... (more...)