Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves & More Set For Online John Prine Tribute Concert
Several country and Americana artists will pay tribute to the late John Prine on Thursday (June 11) during Picture Show:…
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Several country and Americana artists will pay tribute to the late John Prine on Thursday (June 11) during Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine.
Airing across multiple platforms, including Prine’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels, the star-studded tribute event will feature appearances by Courtney Marie Andrews, Dan Auerbach, Kevin Bacon, Brené Brown, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Dave Cobb, Stephen Colbert, Peter Cooper, Iris DeMent, John Dickerson, Mitchell Drosin, David Ferguson, Vince Gill, Jason Isbell, Jeremy Ivey, Jim James, Pat McLaughlin, Bill Murray, Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price, Fiona Whelan Prine, Jack Prine, Tommy Prine, Bonnie Raitt, The Secret Sisters, Kyra Sedgwick, Amanda Shires, Sturgill Simpson, Todd Snider, Billy Bob Thornton, Kurt Vile, Kelsey Waldon, Sara Watkins, Jody Whelan, John Paul White, Rita Wilson and Prine’s longtime band (Kenneth Blevins, David Jacques, Fats Kaplin, Jason Wilber).
The tribute will also showcase Prine’s songs, memories of the legendary singer/songwriter as well as rare and never-before-seen of Prine.
Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine is produced by Prine family and Oh Boy Records and will air at 7:30pm ET/6:30pm CT/4:30pm PT. The event will raise money for three organizations: NAMI, Alive and Make the Road New York.
John Prine passed away on April 7 due to complications of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He was 73 years old.
Prine was one of the most acclaimed artists and songwriters of all time. Known for a blend of country/folk music, Prine was a two-time Grammy winner and Lifetime Achievement Recipient, a 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and a PEN New England Lyrics Award recipient. Throughout his career, his songs have been recorded by artists such as Johnny Cash, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band and more.
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