“John Prine was one of the greatest artists of my life. Knowing him was a blessing.” – Kris Kristofferson, Country Music Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame member
*Listen to “Jesus Is A Capricorn (Owed to John Prine)” which Kris wrote from the influence John Prine had on him:
“Well, John Prine was probably my favorite singer because of his phrasing and delivery – no matter what he did I loved it. I’ve never heard anything by John Prine that I did not like. I recorded ‘The Oldest Baby in the World’ and John and I did it together on my TV show. I am in mourning today, John was the epitome of a great songwriter up there with Kris Kristofferson and Shel Silverstein. They know, more than anyone, how to correctly phrase their songs, I always gave the songwriters my ear when it comes to phrasing when recording their songs on my projects. I’m in mourning today for my friend, John Prine.” – Bobby Bare, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member
*Watch Bare interview and perform with John Prine on the Bobby Bare & Friends TV Show: Click Here
“Rest in peace, John Prine. Your legend will live on. Love you, my friend.” – Jerry Lee Lewis, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member
“This is a terrible thing. John Prine and his music will be remembered for generations to come. I have great memories of his music. Condolences to Fiona and the family.” – Doug Stone
“John wrote the kind of songs that make you think ‘why am I in this business?’ what a master!
I played with him in the ’80s on some TV shows. Our hearts go out to Fiona and the family.” – Max T. Barnes