Thank you and farewell, John Prine

Prine wrote songs full of wisdom and humor that celebrate the richness — and poorness — of life.



April 14, 2020 - 10:21 AM

Bonnie Raitt and John Prine at the Americana Music Honors Awards on Sept. 11, 2019 in Nashville. Photo by (Larry McCormack /

As we mourn the loss of thousands to the coronavirus, we must also find ways to celebrate these lives taken too soon.

This is easy with John Prine, the great American songwriter who died of virus complications on April 7. He was 73.

Prine is among a growing number of beloved artists lost around the world during the pandemic, each compounding the misery of their fans and adding to the poignant soundtrack of the quarantine.

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