John Prine’s Family Announce Online Tribute Event

John Prine
photo from John Prine Facebook

To honor and celebrate John Prine’s legacy, Prine’s family and Oh Boy Records have produced a virtual tribute to air later this month.

Called “Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine,” the virtual event will feature family and friends sharing memories and songs of the late singer/songwriter, who passed away in April due to complications from COVID-19.

The event will be available on Prine’s YouTube and Facebook channels on June 11th at 6:30pm.

Confirmed guests include (in alphabetical order): Courtney Marie Andrews, Dan Auerbach, Kevin Bacon, Brené Brown, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Dave Cobb, Stephen Colbert, Peter Cooper, Iris DeMent, John Dickerson, Mitchell Drosin, David Ferguson, Vince Gill, Jason Isbell, Jeremy Ivey, Jim James, Pat McLaughlin, Bill Murray, Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price, Fiona Whelan Prine, Jack Prine, Tommy Prine, Bonnie Raitt, The Secret Sisters, Kyra Sedgwick, Amanda Shires, Sturgill Simpson, Todd Snider, Billy Bob Thornton, Kurt Vile, Kelsey Waldon, Sara Watkins, Jody Whelan, John Paul White, Rita Wilson and Prine’s longtime band (Kenneth Blevins, David Jacques, Fats Kaplin, Jason Wilber).

The event will raise money for several charitable organizations including NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) and Alive, whose Grief Center is providing free counseling sessions to anyone in Middle Tennessee who has had a family member die of COVID-19.

More details will be released at a later time on the lineup.