Artists Pay Tribute to the Late John Prine
Kacey Musgraves, Jason Isbell, Conor Oberst and others have paid their respects to the songwriting legend
Artists who counted themselves friends, collaborators and admirers of Prine's music have shared memories and condolences since news of his death was confirmed.
His influence hit country and folk artists particularly hard, though his music was appreciated by artists across all genres.
See some of the tributes to Prine below.
Heartbroken.— K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) April 8, 2020
We love you John.— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) April 8, 2020
Well for once I'm glad I don't have to go up on a stage and try to sing tonight.— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) April 8, 2020
It hurts so bad to read the news. I am gutted. My hero is gone. My friend is gone. We'll love you forever John Prine.— Margo Price (@MissMargoPrice) April 8, 2020
Over here on E Street, we are crushed by the loss of John Prine. John and I were "New Dylans" together in the early 70s and he was never anything but the lovliest guy in the world. A true national treasure and a songwriter for the ages. We send our love and prayers to his family.— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) April 8, 2020
Sadly the likes of which, we will not soon see, or hear again...— Dwight Yoakam (@DwightYoakam) April 8, 2020
Thank you John for the empathetic thoughts you gave to our minds, the tears you brought to our eyes, and the smiles you put on our faces...
Just give me one thing I can hold on to. I'm just heartbroken. #johnprine— rosanne cash (@rosannecash) April 8, 2020
After having quite possibly the strangest emotional experience of my life voting this morning— blobtower (@blobtower) April 8, 2020
I pulled into a parking lot to simply breath and cry
I saw a man get out of his car nearby
And I thought , god he looks like John Prine.
His hobbled walk, his scarred throat.
The man looked at me and smiled.— blobtower (@blobtower) April 8, 2020
I thought to myself
I'm so glad John got better.
A simple majority of who I am as a person, let alone a musician, is because of John prine.
He is my number 1.
I'm very very sad about all this.
I feel more Truly blessed than anything for Him
Damn. 🙏🏻— Kevin Morby (@kevinmorby) April 8, 2020
rest in peace john prine.— July Talk (@julytalk) April 8, 2020
thank you for all you gave us. 🖤
G'night John Prine. See ya on the other side. Thanks for being there on the stereo on all those long car rides when I was little. 🤍 https://t.co/6tCvsFRese— Richard Reed Parry (@ParryReed) April 8, 2020
A special thank you our friend @JohnPrineMusic for creating this magical moment with @StephenAtHome. Please enjoy this performance of "That's the Way the World goes Round." #JohnPrine pic.twitter.com/EYdp9zWPcC— A Late Show (@colbertlateshow) April 1, 2020
Our hearts are broken upon hearing the news of #JohnPrine's passing. Mr. Prine brought joy & music to countless fans in our pews over the years. We will miss him terribly.— Ryman Auditorium (@theryman) April 8, 2020
Our staff adored Mr. Prine and send our deepest condolences to his family at this difficult time. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Q4b5Ff1UhY
#JohnPrine Farewell sweet man. There's a hole in our hearts that we will never fill.— Nils Lofgren (@nilslofgren) April 8, 2020
Yesterday the wonderful songwriter John Prine passed away. May he achieve eternal peace in God's light.— Yusuf / Cat Stevens (@YusufCatStevens) April 8, 2020
Prayers and love to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/UO4mIqTXOw
Heartbroken to hear that John Prine has been taken from us by this damnable virus. He was one of the greatest storytellers to grace pop music and every song would leave you with a wry smile. https://t.co/RVxDl9X0gj— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) April 8, 2020
John Prine, man. This is so fucking unfair— Amber Coffman (@Amber_Coffman) April 8, 2020
A guy who dies in a car crash because his windshield is covered w/ US flag stickers, written 50 years ago, could be from today. RIP John Prine.— Carl Newman (@ACNewman) April 8, 2020
John Prine - "Your Flag Decal Won't Get You Into Heaven Anymore" (Live) https://t.co/pBm3voouI3 via @YouTube
better at it than pretty much any of us. decades of service to song. this is a loss with no upside. goodbye John Prine, your voice will live on as long as there's people who need help, which is to say forever. https://t.co/e6GA633ntl— The Mountain Goats (@mountain_goats) April 8, 2020