Last April, 2020, the world lost John Prine.
At the time, the country music community sent out their messages of love…
Keith Urban: “The angel flys home. Rest in blessed peace John Prine. Love and prayers to all of your family and friends. -KU”
Maren Morris: “Angel from Montgomery was one of the first songs I learned to play on guitar when I was 12. This one hurts.”
Brothers Osborne: “Rest easy, wordsmith. Forever you will live in your songs. Thank you for your infinite wisdom, subtle humor, and lyrical lessons. You will never be forgotten. @john_prine”
Trisha Yearwood: “My heart is broken. Godspeed kind man. All my love and strength to your family.”
Miranda, Keith, Brothers Osborne, Maren, & Trisha were just some of the artists who were influenced by – and fans of – John Prine.
This October, the celebration of John’s life and artistry will be a weeklong event in Nashville culminating on what would have been his 75th birthday.
You Got Gold will be a series of concerts held all over Music City between October 3rd thru the 10th, including tribute shows at The Ryman Auditorium (October 6 & 7), the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum (October 8), and the Basement East (October 9) with more shows & events to be announced.
Each of these shows will include a unique surprise line-up of friends performing and celebrating John’s inimitable life and songs.
Proceeds from the week will benefit the newly created 501c3, The Hello In There Foundation. Established by the Prine family to honor John’s memory, the work of the foundation will be inspired and guided by John’s simple song title, “Hello In There,” and aims to identify and collaborate with individuals and communities where people of all ages are marginalized, discriminated against or, for any reason, are otherwise forgotten
For more information head to You Got Gold
Photo Courtesy of John Prine