Week Long John Prine Celebration Planned in Remembrance

Before the pandemic, whenever an important artist in country and roots music passed away, it was customary for folks to gather in a remembrance in Nashville. For obvious reasons, that couldn’t happen in a timely fashion for John Prine, who died on April 7th, 2020 due to complications from COVID-19 at the age of 73.

But now that life is returning to normal, fans, friends, family, and fellow performers will be coming together to remember the songwriter, and they’ll do it in a unique way. Instead of congregating at the Bridgestone Arena or some others cavernous venue, “You Got Gold: Celebrating The Life & Songs Of John Prine” will commence across multiple Nashville venues on numerous nights the 2nd week of October.

The first two concerts will take place at The Ryman on October 6 and 7, then another concert will be held October 8 at CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame, and another will happen October 9th The Basement East. Additional “You Got Gold” events are also expected to be announced at a later date between October 3rd and 10th, which is the week of Prine’s birthday (October 10th). Though no lineups have been revealed just yet, you can bet a who’s who of Americana will be showing up to pay their respects to Prine.

Proceeds from the events will benefit the newly established Hello In There Foundation, which is a non-profit founded by The Prine Family in John’s memory. The October 7th, 8th, and 9th events have already sold out, but tickets are still available for the October 6th event at the Ryman. Tickets and more information is available at www.YouGotGold.JohnPrine.com.

Prine’s record label Oh Boy Records will also be releasing the tribute record Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows Vol. 2 on October 8th. The second volume of Prine covers includes Sturgill Simpson’s cover of “Paradise” and Brandi Carlile’s version of “I Remember Everything,” which have already been released. Further songs are expected to be released monthly leading up to the week of remembrance.

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