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JASON ALDEAN AND CORONA CELEBRATE WITH VIRTUAL CONCERT THIS FRIDAY

NASHVILLE, TN – Aug. 25, 2020  – Multi-Platinum entertainer Jason Aldean joins Corona®, to celebrate the end of summer with a virtual backyard performance, hosted on Twitter (via @LiveNation) and Live from Home, Live Nation’s Virtual Concert Hub this Friday, (8/28 at 5:00P CT). With the Backyard Beach virtual concert, Corona is encouraging fans to kick back at their own backyard beach and enjoy some of their favorite music and beer.

“This summer has been a lot different for all of us with more time at home but I wanted to perform for my fans no matter where we all are,” Aldean said. “Everyone should get a chance to kick back and enjoy an ice-cold Corona and lime while listening to some music before summer is officially over.”

Aldean will perform fan-favorites from his catalog, that includes 23 radio chart-toppers, along with his current climbing single, “Got What I Got,” from his sixth consecutive #1 selling album 9 (Macon Music/Broken Bow Records).

Fans can take advantage of the final days of summer with the celebratory concert series and have a chance to win a variety of prizes by following the instructions in special sweepstakes call-to-action posts on Corona’s Instagram, Facebook and Twitter channels. The sweepstakes will run from Aug. 26 through Aug. 28, where one grand prize winner will be named “Jason’s featured fan of summer” and will win an autographed vinyl album, Corona merchandise and be featured on Jason’s website and social media accounts with a text shout out from Aldean. For additional details on the Backyard Beach summer sendoff and more info on the sweepstakes as well as the official sweepstakes rules, click here. The Corona brand is the number one most loved beer brand and has been the number one imported brand family of beer in the U.S. for more than 20 years. As always, Corona encourages consumers 21 and older to enjoy its products and to Relax responsibly®.

After almost 15 years at the top of his format, three-time ACM “Entertainer of the Year” Aldean has seen trends come and go. He’s helped bring a few out of the shadows, like a Country-music Columbus making the mainstream’s first contact with hard rock (“Hicktown”), hip-hop (“Dirt Road Anthem”) and R&B (“Burnin’ It Down”). But after all that time, he continues to hold his ground making modern albums with an old-school soul—most recently with his ninth studio album, 9, which debuted at the top spot on Billboard’s Country Albums chart. Notably, all eight of Aldean’s previous studio albums have been certified GOLD or PLATINUM by the RIAA, while bolstering 15 billion streams and more than 18 million albums sold as well as 23 radio chart-toppers. For more information, visit www.JasonAldean.com.

Eric Church Wins Entertainer of the Year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In a year unlike any other, it’s fitting that the 54th annual CMA Awards culminated with the genre’s dark horse Eric Church earning the title of Entertainer of the Year.

“If there was ever a year not to win…” Church laughed as he took the stage to accept the night’s ultimate trophy. “This year, at least for me, has been about loss – loss of life, loss of playing shows, loss of freedom, loss of kids being in school… And you know what the win is? The win is we all were here tonight, together as Country music – in person, live and I believe this, I really believe this: It’s gonna be music that brings us out of this. That is the one thing that’s gonna save the world. Politicians are about division; music is about unity.”

Before leaving the stage, the stunned entertainer added as a rallying call, “And I promise you, it’s gonna take everyone in this room to unite.”

Now six studio albums into his career, the North Carolinian always approaches things differently. Whether playing back-to-back nights in nearly 30 cities on his 2019 Double Down Tour or pushing himself to new creative limits with his recording process, Church has steadily amassed a faithful congregation – the Church Choir – since 2006’s release of “How ‘Bout You.” Many of those fans took to social media to congratulate the star, with an outpouring of comments proclaiming, “Congratulations Chief!” And it was those fans he was speaking to in the press conference following the awards show.

“When you go to a concert and your favorite artist plays your favorite song, and you throw your arm around the person next to you, you don’t worry about whether he’s a Republican or a Democrat, whether he’s pro-life or pro-choice. You’re in that moment and you’re pulling on the rope the same way. I think what we’re missing right now in America is more of the stuff that unites us versus what divides us,” Church shared. “I swear — it’s going to be music that saves us… It’s going to be about how we do it, and how we do it responsibly, and how we show that this is how we’re gonna leave COVID in the dust.”

Praised by Esquire as “one of the most singular working artists in any genre,” Church’s foresight with his new music, while written pre-pandemic, still addresses the underlying sense of division that was already palpable in our nation. Whether threw his spoken word piece entitled “Who Will Answer The Call?”, released earlier this year, where he shared a message of resolve, or by offering hope in “Through My Ray-Bans,” Church’s music has already served as a unifier .

“There’s a point in the show where I walk out in the crowd and I put my arms around them, we get pictures and it’s what life’s about. It’s that moment… What ‘Through My Ray-Bans’ is about is that I wish we could freeze that and I wish that was how life was — right there, just how I saw you.”
          I see a place where a moment in time
          Is a kaleidoscope of color on a canvas of white
         Where the voices roar at the noise of the poet’s rhyme


         Everybody’s got their arms around everybody else’s shoulders
         Guarding against the world outside like an army of Friday night soldiers
         The battle wages tomorrow but tonight you don’t give a damn
         Wish you could stay the way I see you through my Ray-Bans
For more information, visit www.ericchurch.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter @ericchurch and Instagram@ericchurchmusic.

Photo Credit: John Russell/CMA

HIGHWOMEN Perform “Crowded Table” on Jimmy Fallon

October 7, 2020—The Highwomen—the acclaimed collaborative movement formed by Brandi CarlileNatalie HembyMaren Morris and Amanda Shires—returned to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night to perform their song, “Crowded Table.” Watch/share HERE. Hailed as an “anthem for our time” (“CBS This Morning”) and a “hymn of togetherness and support” (Rolling Stone), “Crowded Table” is from the group’s acclaimed self-titled album and also nominated for Group Video of the Year at the 2020 CMT Music Awards. Watch the official music video here. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave CobbThe Highwomen debuted at #1 onBillboard’s Top Country Albums chart and landed on numerous year-end lists including NPR Music, Rolling StoneBillboardEsquireVarietyEntertainment Weekly, Vulture, Stereogum, The Atlantic, Slate, AmericanSongwriter, Consequence of Sound, Paste and the Los Angeles Times among several others.

The Highwomens’ self-titled album is out now via Elektra Records.

For more information on these badass women, check out https://www.thehighwomen.com/

LUKE COMBS’ NEW DELUXE ALBUM OUT OCTOBER 23

August 18, 2020—ACM, CMA and CMT Award-winning artist Luke Combs will release his new deluxe album, What You See Ain’t Always What You GetOctober 23 on River House Artists/Columbia Nashville. Pre-order/pre-save HERE.
The extended edition will feature all 18 songs from Combs’ platinum-certified, global #1 record, What You See Is What You Get, as well as five new tracks. Additional details to be announced soon.
The release continues a series of groundbreaking years for Combs, who has once again made history as the first artist ever to have their first two studio albums spend 25 weeks or more at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart—breaking Taylor Swift’s previously held record at 24 weeks. The achievement comes as What You See Is What You Get topped the chart for the 25th time last month, while his 2017 debut, This One’s For You, has spent 50 non-consecutive weeks at #1—tying the record for the longest reign atop the chart with Shania Twain’s Come On Over in 1997.
What You See Is What You Get—out now on River House Artists/Columbia Nashville (stream/purchase here)— debuted at #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart as well as Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this past November with 172,000 equivalent units sold and also enjoyed the largest streaming week ever for a country album with 74 million on-demand streams. It also achieved the biggest first week of album streams ever for a country artist on Apple Music and was the first country album ever to hit #1 on the platform’s U.S. overall albums chart, while also setting a new global record for first-week streams for a country album at Spotify and breaking the Amazon Music record for more first-week streams than any other country album debut. Continuing his record-breaking streak at country radio, Combs’ current single, “Lovin’ On You,” is already top 10 and rising, while his first eight singles have all reached #1—a first on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Moreover, Combs is nominated in three categories at the 55th ACM Awards: Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Album of the Year for What You See Is What You Get.
Produced by Scott Moffatt, What You See Is What You Get features 18 songs including the five tracks previously released via The Prequel EP last summer. The EP debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with all five tracks charting on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Top 25—a feat not accomplished by any artist in 60 years since Johnny Cash in 1959. Adding to his landmark year, Combs’ debut album, This One’s For You, was recently certified RIAA Triple Platinum.
The album was also the most-streamed country album of 2019. Moreover, several of Combs’ songs have also received RIAA certifications: 4x Platinum “Beautiful Crazy,” 4x Platinum “When It Rains It Pours,” 2x Platinum “She Got The Best of Me” and Platinum “Must’ve Never Met You.”
Additional notable achievements and recognitions:
  • Only country artist to perform on “Saturday Night Live” Season 45
  • Awarded Male Vocalist of the Year and Song of the Year (“Beautiful Crazy”) at the
    53rd Annual CMA Awards
  • Inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry last summer
  • Awarded CMT Performance of the Year at the 2019 CMT Music Awards for his CMT
    Crossroads performance of “Beautiful Crazy” with Leon Bridges
  • Awarded Top Country Artist, Top Country Male Artist and Top Country Album at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards
  • Awarded New Male Artist of the Year at the 2019 ACM Awards
  • Awarded Country Artist of the Year at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards
  • Awarded New Artist of the Year at the 52nd Annual CMA Awards
  • Nominated for Best New Artist at the 61st GRAMMY Awards
  • Recipient of a CMA Triple Play Award for writing three #1 songs in a 12-month period
  • First artist to simultaneously top all five Billboard country charts for multiple weeks: Top Country Albums, Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales (dated March 9, March 30 and April 6)

 

For more info visit LukeCombs.com

Country Thunder will make a Triumphant Return in 2021

Country Thunder 2020 has been officially cancelled, but it’ll be worth the wait!  Here’s some info from the folks at Country Thunder:

Due to the continued Covid-19 outbreak, and in consultation with state and local government officials, organizers have made the difficult decision to reschedule Country Thunder Arizona to 2021. With that announcement today,  Country Thunder ensures the biggest party in Arizona will be worth the wait!

As promised, the Country Thunder Arizona 2021 lineup is re-set to include some of the biggest names in country music, including Luke Combs, Eric Church, Moran Wallen, and Dustin Lynch.

Luke Combs continues to rewrite the country music record books at every turn. Last week he became the first artist in the 56-year history of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart whose first two studio albums each logged 25 or more weeks at No. 1.

Combs’ sophomore album What You See Is What You Get logged its 25th week on top. His 2017 debut, This One’s for You, amassed 50 weeks on top. He surpassed Taylor Swift, whose first two studio albums each logged 24 or more weeks at No. 1. UNBELIEVABLE!

Eric Church, as always, will take no prisoners when it comes to his live performance. On a concert stage, he is simply untouchable – fans in Arizona know this all too well!

Since his first release in 2006, “Chief” has amassed seven top-5 albums (three No. 1s), too many top-ten singles to count and every industry award imaginable.

Wallen’s debut album, If I Know Me, yielded three consecutive No. 1 singles— “Up Down,” “Whiskey Glasses,” and “Chasin’ You.” The multi-platinum artist is on fire and will light up the stage with these hits, and many more fan favorites.

Scoring over 2 BILLION total career streams, Dustin Lynch continues to affirm his place as one of Country’s elite stars. With Lynch’s incredible list of hits, he will start off the festival with a bang!!

The always-stellar supporting cast will be announced as further details become available.

All ticketing options will be automatically honored for the rescheduled 2021 dates – fans do not have to do a thing. Ticket holders will receive additional information regarding ticket options via email on Friday July 31, 2020. 

Arizona, we can’t wait to get back and see you all again!

ERIC CHURCH SNARLS IN NEW SINGLE: “STICK THAT IN YOUR COUNTRY SONG”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Praised by the Los Angeles Times as a “forthright truth-teller” in Country music, Eric Church shared earlier this year that new music was coming. Writing and recording in a rural cabin in North Carolina, the current ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee has had his eagerly-anticipated new single hinted and speculated at throughout recent performances on ACM Presents: Our Country (“Never Break Heart”), Stagecouch (“Jenny”) and in a defiant spoken-word recording, “Through My Ray Bans.” Set for a world premiere with iHeart, Cox and Country radio nationwide locked for this Thursday, June 25, at 6 a.m. ET ahead of its Monday, June 29 add date at Country radio, the new single is “Stick That In Your Country Song.”
 
In keeping with his trademark desire to put fans first, Church initially teased the release in a video sent directly to Church Choir members. “I wanted you guys to hear from me first that a new single is about to hit the world,” he shared. “It’s gonna be the tip of the spear for what’s coming after, and it’s a big spear. I believe it’s the best we’ve ever been in our career.”
 
“I try to put myself in the most uncomfortable situations,” Church explained at the CRS “Chasing Creativity” keynote event earlier this year. “Making it hard, and making sure no one is mailing it in. That’s always something we have to push ourselves to chase. For me, it’s very elusive. With creativity, the harder you try and stress, the more it doesn’t happen.”
 
Never afraid to speak his truth, Church is celebrated by Esquire as “one of the most singular working artists in any genre.” With this new single, he offers a social commentary on the state of the world and provides a rallying cry for cities from Detroit to Baltimore and people from young military veterans to school teachers, culminating in an emphatic “Stick That In Your Country Song” as each chorus hits. With a lyric video highlighting this poignant message, Church again puts the focus on fans first by offering his Church Choir an exclusive sneak peek at the video this Thursday, June 25 ahead of its wide release on Friday, June 26.

The new music follows Church’s most recent critically acclaimed project, 2018’s Desperate Man, his sixth studio album which was named one of the year’s best by American Songwriter, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Variety and Vulture, among others, also earning a GRAMMY nod for Best Country Album (his third nomination in the category).
 
For more information, visit www.ericchurch.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter @ericchurch and Instagram@ericchurchmusic.

About Eric Church
The three-time Country Music Association and six-time Academy of Country Music Award winner released his most recent critically acclaimed album, Desperate Man, atop the Billboard Country Albums chart in October 2018. The album also debuted at No. 5 on the all-genre Billboard 200. Church returned to the road for his 2019 Double Down Tour, visiting nearly 30 markets for back-to-back nights of two unique shows sans-opening act to give fans 6+ hours of his iconic music in each city. The tour also included a massive stop at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, where Church broke the venue’s concert attendance record with 56,521 fans and nearly tripled the attendance record he set at Bridgestone Arena in 2017. “Your Country Song” is the lead single off a forthcoming project, born from a sequestered session in rural North Carolina where he wrote and recorded 28 songs in 28 days.

 

Photo Credit: EricChurch.com, ManchesterInkLink.com

Stagecoach Officially Canceled

JUNE 10, 2020
Under the continuing health guidance of the County of Riverside, Coachella and Stagecoach 2020 will not take place this October as previously rescheduled. This is not the future that any of us hoped to confront, but our main focus remains the well-being of our fans, staff, artists, desert partners and everyone involved in the festival.
A year without Coachella and Stagecoach is hard for us to comprehend, but we have every intention of returning in 2021. As of now, Coachella weekend one will take place April 9 – 11, 2021 and weekend two will be April 16 – 18, 2021. Stagecoach is set for April 23 – 25, 2021. We look forward to sharing our new lineups and more information. We can’t wait to be together in the desert again when it is safe.
All 2020 passes will be honored in 2021. Current pass holders will be sent an email by the end of the day on Monday, June 15 with further instructions to request a refund or to roll over to next year.

KENNY CHESNEY POSTPONES 2020 CHILLAXIFICATION TOUR

2021 Itinerary To Be Announced As Soon As Possible
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Kenny Chesney has made the incredibly difficult decision to do the one thing he hoped he would not need to do: postpone the 2020 Chillaxification Tour. After exhaustive conversations with everyone involved, getting the best possible input available on how and when, the humble man from East Tennessee is moving his tour into 2021.

“With so many tours needing to move and wanting to make sure we are in the best possible circumstances for No Shoes Nation, I think – and I hate saying this – it’s best to move everything into 2021,” Chesney says. “In the best interest of everyone – No Shoes Nation, my road family, the staff at the venues – we have decided to quit moving the dates around on the calendar, trying to make a chunk of this year work and go to where we believe we can roll out the entire Chillaxification Tour.”

For Chesney, the only country artist on Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the Past 25 Years, hitting pause was not his expected outcome when the first leg of his Blue Chair Bay Rum Presents Kenny Chesney’s 2020 Chillaxification Tour Fueled by Marathon was postponed. But with new information arriving daily, the man who was already well into rehearsals for this year’s tour remained hopeful he and his band would get to play for No Shoes Nation in 2020.

Instead, there are still too many unknowns. He and his team made the decision and are locking down the schedule for when it’s believed issues surrounding COVID-19 will be more resolved. Committed to No Shoes Nation, arriving at this decision allows his team to concretize the best possible line-up of venues and dates when the tour finally kicks off.

Original tickets are automatically valid for a rescheduled show date. If you have tickets to a postponed show, refund options will be available at the time a rescheduled show date is announced.

 

Kenny Chesney Image from KennyChesney.com

LUKE COMBS AND MILLER LITE COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT BARTENDERS NATIONWIDE 

LUKE COMBS AND MILLER LITE
COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT BARTENDERS NATIONWIDE 
LIVESTREAM CONCERT TO BE HELD THIS FRIDAY, MAY 1
Luke Combs and Miller Lite are joining forces this Friday, May 1 for a special livestream concert to support out-of-work bartenders nationwide. Having previously planned on collaborating together during Luke’s “What You See Is What You Get” tour, the pair are instead coming together virtually for a good cause. Fans can tune in to Luke’s social channels at 7:00pm CT on Friday (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube) to watch the live show and enjoy a Miller Lite along with him (if you are 21+, of course). As part of the Miller Lite #VirtualTipJar campaign, fans are encouraged to show support by visiting virtual-tips.org.
“The bars and small clubs are where I got my start, so it hurts to see them and everyone else having to struggle the way they are,” said Luke Combs. “I’m excited to partner with Miller Lite to raise some money for them, sing a few songs, and spread the love for my favorite beer with my fans!”
To support the bartenders and waitstaff nationwide that are affected by the pandemic, Miller Lite recently launched the #VirtualTipJar campaign to support the United States Bartender’s Guild National Charity Foundation and its Bartender Emergency Assistance Program. Last month, the brand made the first “tip” for $1 million dollars.
“Luke is a longtime Miller Lite fan and we’re so lucky to be able to partner with him,” said Justine Stauffer, Senior Marketing Manager for Miller Lite. “When the tour got postponed, it was an easy to decision to come together to give back to our fans and raise awareness for bartenders and waitstaff in need during this time.”
Luke Combs is a multi-platinum, award-winning musician from Asheville, NC, who stormed onto the music landscape as one Country’s brightest stars. His acclaimed new album, What You See Is What You Get, was released last fall via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville and debuted at #1 on both the all-genre Billboard 200 chart as well as Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. The record enjoyed the largest streaming week ever for a country album with 74 million on-demand streams and features 17 new songs including his current single, “Does To Me” featuring Eric Church, which is currently top 10 at country radio. Combs’ previous single, “Even Though I’m Leaving,” spent three weeks at #1 at country radio, making it his seventh consecutive #1—a first on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Adding to his groundbreaking year, Combs is nominated in three categories at the 2020 ACM Awards: Entertainer of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Album of the year. Moreover, Combs’ triple Platinum debut album, This One’s For You, has now spent 50 non-consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart—tying the record for longest reign atop the chart—and was the most-streamed country album of 2019.
Miller Brewing Company was founded in 1855 by Frederick J. Miller when he purchased the Plank Road Brewery in Milwaukee, a city he chose as the best place for a brewery given its access to great water. Miller Lite, the original great-tasting light pilsner beer, (MillerLite.com, Facebook.com/MillerLite, @MillerLite on Twitter, YouTube.com/MillerLite) was introduced nationally in 1975 and is among the top-five selling beers in the United States. The brewery’s oldest enduring beer is Miller High Life (MillerHighLife.com, Facebook.com/MillerHighLife, @MillerHighLife on Twitter). Known as the Champagne of Beers, it was introduced in 1903 and still is brewed with the same yeast strain that Miller carried in his pocket from Germany. Miller Genuine Draft (MGD.com, Facebook.com/MillerGenuineDraft, @Miller_Global on Twitter), introduced in
1986, is the original cold-filtered, packaged draft beer.

Fellow Singer/Songwriters and Friends Remember and Mourn The Loss of Lyrical Legend John Prine

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Grammy Award winning, Songwriters Hall of Fame Member John Prine passed away at age 73 due to Covid-19. Some of his most legendary hits include, “Hello in There,” “Sam Stone,” “Angel From Montgomery” and “Paradise.” Prine used these masterpieces to highlight moments that the average mind grazed over with empathetic words and light-hearted lines. Writing for big industry names such as Johnny Cash, George Strait, Don Williams, the Everly Brothers, Carl Perkins and Bette Midler, all while being a singer, author, actor and record label owner, leaves Prine with one of the most renowned legacies in music history. Prine was not only a poetic prodigy, but a friend to many in the music and entertainment industry.

Fellow artists mourn the loss of their friend and share fond memories that have left them forever inspired by the timeless, John Prine.

“I have enjoyed John’s music for many years. He was a truly gifted man and he will be missed. My prayers go out to his family.” – Charley Pride

“All of The Oak Ridge Boys are saddened by the loss of John Prine. The man was a genius songwriter! I have been listening to his music and praying for him since he got sick and to be honest I didn’t really know John personally but my heart is heavy nonetheless.” – Joe Bonsall / Oak Ridge Boys

“Nashville has lost another legendary artist. John Prine will always be remembered for his great music. I will always remember John’s wonderful smile and how nice and caring he was. Sending lots of love to his family.” – Crystal Gayle

“So sad to see another great music legend leave us. My family sends prayers to John Prine’s family.” – Lee Greenwood

“John was a sweet genius who always had time for conversation with me and as a songwriter, he was untouchable.” – T. Graham Brown

“After having the honor of seeing John Prine on a few occasions, it was no secret how much he is loved and admired. I last saw him at the Marty Stuart Late Night Jam, and was fortunate to have a front row seat. I captured many great photos, and will cherish the photos as a wonderful memory of witnessing one of the greatest songwriters to walk God’s Earth.” – Rhonda Vincent

“I really feel like we’ve lost one of our generation’s great champions for living outside the senses.” – Lacy J. Dalton

John Prine was a treasure! He inspired every singer/songwriter who has ever lived. He has survived several health challenges and I was praying that he would survive this. There was only one John Prine. Everyone looked up to him and he will be missed by not only Nashville, but around the world. We love you, John.” – Deborah Allen

“I used to sing his song “Paradise” about Muhlenburg county during my shows in clubs. It was written about how the coal mines stripped away the vegetation and trees. He also wrote “Angel From Montgomery,” which was a hit by Bonnie Raitt. This is the kind of music that I have always loved. It was a touch of blues and a touch of pop. I have always loved his music and style. He was a leader in the “awareness” songs and was a huge influence in my life and my approach to music. You will be missed, John.” – Janie Fricke

“I first met John Prine in the 70’s backstage at the Grand Ole Opry.  He was perhaps one of the nicest guys I’ve ever had the honor to meet.  No star attitude whatsoever. He was just an average guy who loved words.  And he became one of the greatest wordsmiths of our time. His lyrics are pure poetry.  He never worried about making his songs commercial. He wrote from the heart and the gut.  Ironically I was in the studio last month and recorded one of his songs that I’ve loved for years called  “Blue Umbrella.” John would say in three minutes what an author would say in 256 pages. What a talent!” – Tim Atwood

“So sad to hear the passing of the legendary John Prine. One of the most influential songwriters of our time gone way too soon! His music will live on forever.” – J.D. Shelburne

John Prine was one of the most beloved and well-versed songwriters in the business, and his passing is a huge loss to songwriters and fans alike. The mark he made on the americana/folk/country music industry was remarkable – one that no one else could ever dream of accomplishing. His songwriting will be deeply missed, but even more than that is his infectious smile and sweet spirit. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of John’s family and friends, as well as all the fans he has made over the years. There will truly never be another John Prine.” – Paige King Johnson

 

Photo Credit: Variety 4/2020, Danny Clinch