As we reported last night (4/7), singer / songwriter John Prine passed away of coronavirus at age 73. This morning, tributes have been rolling in for the music legend.
Miranda Lambert posted, “thank you for everything. One and only. #hellointhere #johnprine.”
Chris Stapleton’s wife Morgane: “Rest easy John. You’ll forever be in our hearts & songs. The world won’t ever be the same.”
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.”
Brandi Carlile: “We’re so lucky to have had you. You were always free. Now that you’re home and free from pain, I’m gonna pray for Fiona and the kids with everything I’ve got. Thank you for every single time I got to stand beside you and sing those once in a lifetime songs.”
Grand Ole Opry: “We consider ourselves lucky to have had a front row seat to John Prine’s incredible talent. From gracing the Opry House stage for those memorable New Year’s Eve shows to other special Opry appearances including one alongside the SteelDrivers and Bill Murray, he has touched our hearts with the music he’s given us. We are thinking of his family and friends tonight.”
Randy Houser: “When I was a young boy. My daddy would sit on the edge of the bed and play his songs, one after another. I used imagine my Grandpa was a Carpenter and I couldn’t wait to meet Dear Abby whoever she was. I learned to sing Please Don’t Bury Me when I was probably 5 years old. Waking up, putting on the slippers…walking in the kitchen…you know the rest. His songs were more visual than any book read to me or film I’d seen at that time. So vividly I can remember sitting there asking Daddy to play me one more before lights out. I’m so thankful my Pops had great taste in music. John Prine was at the top of his list. He shared that with his kiddos. Thank you Dad for that. Thank you John Prine for inspiring my dad and the rest of the world. Rest In Peace Songwriter. You left a huge mark on us. We will miss you. God Bless @John_prine.”