John Prine Biography

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American Routes Part 1 & 2 8/13/08
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Prine's 1999 Personal Message to his fans
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John Prine Bio Taylor Bowers 2005
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A John Prine Biography K Douglas '03
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The Big Door Prizes of Prine

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  Album of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2019 Americana Honors and Awards Ceremony
  Nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018
  Sep 11, 2018
Americana Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Association Honors and Awards Show

Sep 10, 2018
Troubadour Award presented to John Prine at BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) Nashville office.The award celebrates songwriters who have made a lasting impact on the songwriting community. The award, given only once previously, honors writers who craft for the sake of the song and set the pace for generations of songwriters who will follow.


Sep 13, 2017
Americana Artist of the Year at the Americana Honors and Awards Show


John Prine received the Mark Twain award Award for American Humor at the Kennedy Center




AUTOMOBILE- Listed as one of the 10 best songs about cars on CNN: From AOL Auto - click here to read

Folk Alley's 100 Essential Folk Songs

33. “Hello in There
38. “Paradise”
69. “Angel from Montgomery”

Standard Songs for Average People nominated by the INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC AWARDS for RECORDED EVENT OF THE YEAR
nominees include , John Prine & Mac Wiseman (artists), John Prine & David Ferguson (producers), Oh Boy Records - details here

JOHN PRINE'S Fair & Square on "The 100 Best Albums On eMusic" comes in at #96 from the subscriber poll!!! Check out the complete eMusic list here!! Pick up your copy of Fair & Square on VINYL at Oh Boy Records!!!

John Prine's "Space Monkey" from Live On Tour is rated #29. in Top 41 songs! by listeners of Festival Radio - 4/29/2008

  Coalition of Independent Music Stores Top 300 Albums for 2007

Coalition of Independent Music Stores Top 100 Videos for 2007


John Prine receiving his grammy for Fair & Square - photo by Robert Galbraith

PASTE Magazines #30 of 100 Best Living Songwriters public poll.

Fair & Square is the Best Contemporary Folk Album Grammy in the 48th Annual Grammy Awards


John Prine Sweeps the Folkwax Awards for BEST ALBUM & ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2005 from the largest subscribed weekly publication in the genre (and one of the largest period!)




John Prine at the Library of Congress


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Mar 9, 2005 - Washington DC 1st Singer/Songwriter To Read/Play at Library of Congress, Washington DC - John Prine Joins Poet Laureate Ted Kooser - "I've been asked to do a lot of things," says Prine with a big smile, "but this is definitely a first. And I don't even know how to quite respond to it. For a guy who carried mail, was in the service, did so-so in school, this is kind of beyond the stuff I usually think about. It's the kind of honor that's beyond. So, you can bet I'm looking forward to it - taking all these people in my songs to the Library of Congress and letting 'em look around a little bit. It should be great, and an honor, and everything else." read more here


8/01 - In Spite of Ourselves is selected as one of Being There magazine's 25 Greatest Country Albums of All Time!


 9/10/2005 - John Prine receives the Artist of the Year trophy - presented & accepted by actor-musician Billy Bob Thornton at the Americana Music Awards - read more here


FAIR & SQUARE is #1 in airplays at  Americana Radio, #1 at Folk record sales and has remained in the top 10 ranks in's overall record sales since it's release April 15, 2005


Top 10 of the Top 100 Folk Artists of 2005 by radio WUMB listeners!


FAIR & SQUARE IS IN AMAZON.COM'S Best of 2005 Customer Favorites - and Best of 2005 Editors' Picks in Folk AND #1 Best of 2005 Customers Picks in Folk!




John Prine "the Cool Guy from Proviso East"

Sept 20, 2004 - Proviso East High School Alumni Wall of Fame - Maywood, IL: inducted to this elite group of Proviso East Alumnus's were John Prine (1964)  along with Hugh Muir, a Maywood trustee; dermatologist Sidney Barsky; Frank Peter Yomine, who died at Pearl Harbor on the USS Arizona; astronaut Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon; the late Ray Nitschke, a former Green Bay Packer and NFL Hall of Famer; Molly Cavanaugh, a 50-year District 209 employee; Queenella Miller, a professor at Northeastern Illinois University and National-Louis University; Eugene Moore, Cook County recorder of deeds; Sheila Crump Johnson, co-founder of Black Entertainment Television; dermatologist Gary Barsky; Melrose Park Mayor Ronald Serpico; Patricia Granados, president of Triton College; and basketball player Michael Finley of the Dallas Mavericks.




John Prine receiving the 2003 Manny 

John Prine

J.D. May, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association presents Prine with a new Custom J-200 Elite from Gibson


Dec 11, 2003 -  500 Greatest Albums Of All Time - JOHN PRINE by John Prine - #458. by Rolling Stone Magazine (Dec 11, 2003 - issue 937)  


Sep 23, 2003: 1,000 Top Albums by ZAGAT MUSIC SURVEY 10,000-Plus Music Fans Rate John Prine's "John Prine" as #1 in the Folk Genre - for Ratings.  ~  read it here

Sep 14, 2003: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT FOR SONGWRITER   The Second Americana Music Awards show in Nashville Tennessee awarded John Prine the Lifetime Achievement For Songwriter from the Americana Music Awards, along with the award J.D. May, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association presented Prine with a new Custom J-200 Elite from Gibson  - ~more

Feb 10, 2003.  "Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Songwriting" from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in London  Emotionally presented by Johnny Walker. 




John Prine receiving plaque


Best Contemporary Folk Album Nominee for Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings


Americana Indie Award Winner for In Spite of Ourselves

2/26/2000 "First Ever Really Cool Guy From Proviso East 1964" award in recognition of fabulous music that has made us proud from Proviso East High School and the Maywood Fine Arts Association.


9/2/2000 Plaque of Appreciation from the Mayor of Central City, KY at Everly Brothers Homecoming XIII (13)


John Prine's I just want to dance with you wins

Country Music Award for "I Just Want To Dance With You


Country Weekly Golden Pick Award - Favorite Song - "I Just Want To Dance With You


Country Weekly Favorite Line Dance Song - "I Just Want To Dance With You


Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings

Nashville Music Pop Album award - Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings


Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings

AFIM Indie Award for Short Form Video - "Ain't Hurtin' Nobody"


AFIM Indie Award for Rock Music - "Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings"


A John Prine Christmas

AFIM Best Seasonal Music Indie Award for "A John Prine Christmas"



AFIM Indie Award for Video of the Year - Picture Show




John Prine - The Missing Years

Best Contemporary Folk Album Grammy Award for the Missing Years 
Genre: Folk /Category: Best Contemporary Folk Album including Best Ethnic or Contemporary Folk Recording 34th Annual GRAMMY Awards.


AFIM Indie Award for Folk Music - The Missing Years



Angel from Montgomery handwritten Prine lyrics on the auction block at the Americana Music Association website






John Prine Common Sense


John Prine's Boots on the Auction Block

Fri 12/04/2009
SOLD FOR $1,700.00!
Handwritten John Prine Lyrics Auction
The Americana Music Association is auctioning handwritten lyrics by many noted artists, including John Prine. John donated his classic "Angel From Montgomery," and you can view it here. All proceeds benefit the Americana Music Association.

Common Sense
(produced by Steve Cropper), was his first album to make the US Top 100


Grammy nominations for: John Prine Live 1988, German Afternoons 1986


#1 Best 2001 Capitol Concert by the Ottawa Sun.  John Prine, Ottawa Folk Festival: Folkfest's first-ever sold-out performance. Even a weathered-weary voice couldn't stop this legendary American troubadour with the big ol' goofy smile from appeasing Britannia Park onlookers with his timeless, wit-filled songcraft. more:


On 10/10/2000 an anonymous buyer won a pair of John Prine signed boots worn at over 1000  concerts for $560 at the ASCAP & NSAI 2000 Silent Auction!