Born: October 10, 1946 in Maywood, Illinois
Died: April 7. 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee Connection to Illinois: Prine was born and raised in Maywood. Biography: John Prine was a pillar of American folk music for over 50 years. His storytelling song style is loved by millions for its honest charm, insight and wit.
- -- Grammy Award - Best Contemporary Folk Album - "The Missing Years", Recording Academy, 1991
- -- Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, Americana Music Association, 2003
- -- Grammy Award - Best Contemporary Folk Album - "Fair & Square", Recording Academy, 2005
- -- Artist of the Year, Americana Music Association, 2005
- -- First singer-songwriter to read and perform at the Library of Congress, 2005
- -- PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award, 2016
- -- Artist of the Year, Americana Music Association, 2017
- -- Artist of the Year, Americana Music Association, 2018
- -- Song of the Year - "Summer's End", Americana Music Association, 2019
- -- Album of the Year - "The Tree of Forgiveness", Americana Music Association, 2019
- -- Songwriters Hall of Fame, 2019
- -- Grammy Award - Lifetime Achievement Award, Recording Academy, 2020
- -- First Honorary Poet Laureate of Illinois, 2020
ISBN: 0769205232 OCLC: 25100017 Walden Music/Sour Grapes Music ; [U.S.] : ©1971.
|John Prine - Guitar Songbook: 15 Songs Transcribed in Standard Notation & Tab
ISBN: 1540021971 OCLC: 1074376387 Hal Leonard 2018
|John Prine Beyond Words
ISBN: 0692740163 OCLC: 988750220 Oh Boy Records 2017 John Prine curates a selection of his best loved songs. Over 100 photographs from John Prine's personal collection. Copies of hand-written lyrics showing how the songs evolved. Commentary from John about the songs and photographs. Lyrics and guitar chords for over 60 classic John Prine songs.