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The Drop: John Prine

Following the release of his highly-anticipated album, The Tree of Forgiveness, the GRAMMY Museum will welcome multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter John Prine to the Clive Davis Theater, for an intimate performance and conversation hosted by Executive Director Scott Goldman. Since his career launch in the 1970s, when he was discovered by Kris Kristofferson, Prine has released several albums and won critical acclaim as a songwriter. His songs have been recorded by iconic singers like Johnny Cash ("Sam Stone"), Bette Midler ("Hello in There"), and Bonnie Raitt ("Angel from Montgomery"), and he’s an uncredited co-writer on the now-classic "You Never Even Call Me by My Name." His songs have also been cut by country stars including Miranda Lambert ("That’s the Way the World Goes Round"), George Strait ("I Just Want to Dance with You"), and Zac Brown Band ("All the Best"). The highly-anticipated album, The Tree of Forgiveness, is Prine’s first collection of new material since 2005’s GRAMMY-winning Fair and Square. For the new album, Prine teamed with GRAMMY-winning producer Dave Cobb to record in Nashville’s historic Studio A, enlisting friends like Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires to sing along. Prine won his first GRAMMY for the 1991 album, The Missing Years, and he joined the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003. His 1971 self-titled debut album was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 2014. At the age of 70 in 2017, he was named Artist of the Year by the Americana Music Association.