John Prine
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1946-10-10
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John Prine

John Prine Biography (Wikipedia)

John Prine (born October 10, 1946) is an American country folk singer-songwriter. He has been active as a composer, recording artist, and live performer since the early 1970s, and is known for an often humorous style of country music that has elements of protest and social commentary.

Born and raised in Maywood, Illinois, Prine learned to play the guitar at the age of 14. He attended classes at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music. After serving in West Germany with the U.S. armed forces, he moved to Chicago in the late 1960s, where he worked as a mailman, writing and singing songs as a hobby.

A part of the city's folk revival, he was discovered by Kris Kristofferson, resulting in the production of Prine's self-titled debut album with Atlantic Records in 1971. After receiving critical acclaim, Prine focused on his musical career, recording three more albums for Atlantic. He then signed to Asylum Records, where he recorded an additional three albums. In 1984 he co-founded Oh Boy Records, an independent record label with which he would release most of his subsequent albums. After his battle with squamous cell cancer in 1998, Prine's vocals deepened into a gravelly voice.

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Amanda Shires
God Only Knows
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God Only Knows
Brandi Carlile
I Have Met My Love Today
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I Have Met My Love Today
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Falling In Love Again
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Falling In Love Again
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I Have Met My Love Today
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I Have Met My Love Today
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Dear John
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Dear John
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In Spite Of Ourselves
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In Spite Of Ourselves
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New Love
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New Love
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Knockin' On Your Screen Door
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Knockin' On Your Screen Door
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When I Get To Heaven
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When I Get To Heaven
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Summers End
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Summers End
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Glory Of True Love
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Glory Of True Love
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Christmas in Prison
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Christmas in Prison
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Spanish Pipedream
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Spanish Pipedream
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Other Side Of Town
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Other Side Of Town
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Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness
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Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness
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(We're Not) The Jet Set
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(We're Not) The Jet Set
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Boundless Love
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Boundless Love
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God Only Knows
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God Only Knows
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Hello In There
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Hello In There
Jim Rooney, John Prine, Kenny Malone, Philip Donnelly, Roy Huskey, Jr., Sam Bush & Stuart Duncan
Paradise
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Paradise
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Sam Stone
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Sam Stone
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Lake Marie
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Lake Marie
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Clay Pigeons
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Clay Pigeons
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Crazy as a Loon
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Crazy as a Loon
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my darling hometown
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my darling hometown
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Long Monday
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Long Monday
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