JOHN PRINE WINS TWO GRAMMY AWARDS

HONORED BY BRANDI CARLILE WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF “I REMEMBER EVERYTHING” DURING LIVE BROADCAST

NEW RECORDING OF THE SONG PERFORMED BY CARLILE OUT NOW ON OH BOY RECORDS, NEW TRIBUTE ALBUM OUT THIS FALL

John Prine’s last recorded song, “I Remember Everything,” won Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Performance at yesterday’s 63rd GRAMMY Awards. Written by Prine and his longtime collaborator Pat McLaughlin, the song is Prine’s first #1 single and was recorded by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and engineer Gena Johnson.

In celebration of his esteemed life and career, Prine was also honored during last night’s live awards broadcast with a special performance of “I Remember Everything” by six-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist Brandi Carlile. Watch/share HERE.

Moreover, a new version of the now two-time GRAMMY Award-winning song, performed by Carlile, is out now on Oh Boy Records. Listen/share HERE. The song—whose proceeds benefit Carlile’s Looking Out Foundation—will be featured on a forthcoming Prine tribute record, Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol 2, which will be released later this year on Oh Boy. Additional details to be announced.

Of the honors, Prine’s widow, Fiona Whelan Prine shares, “My sons and I thank the Recording Academy for recognizing John’s final recording. Brandi’s beautiful performance was perfect. We miss John but are grateful too for the incredible legacy he left us—songs to enjoy and to learn about his capacity to love unconditionally.”

Carlile adds, “John Prine is a hero and one of the most important and significant songwriters of our time. I feel so lucky to have called him a friend. It was an absolute honor of my life to pay tribute to him on the Grammy stage. His songs will live forever.”

About John Prine:

Regarded as one of the English language’s premier phrase-turners, John Prine is a four-time Grammy-winner, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, a seven-time Americana Music Award-winner, a PEN New England Lyrics Award recipient and member of both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Since his debut in 1971, Prine released over eighteen albums and has had his songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band and many others, while drawing effusive praise from Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Waters, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and more, who knew him as a smiling, shuffling force for good.

About Oh Boy Records:

Oh Boy Records is the country’s second oldest artist-owned independent label and the oldest in Nashville. Founded in 1981 by Prine and his longtime manager Al Bunetta, it has since gone on to release more than fifty audio and video recordings while continuing to be a vital part of Nashville’s independent music community. To commemorate its 40th anniversary this year, Oh Boy will share a new documentary series chronicling the label’s rich history and legacy via their YouTube page (watch the official trailer here) and, throughout the year, will roll out several new releases from their catalogue, exclusive merchandise, curated playlists, outdoor pop-up events and more.

About Brandi Carlile:

Brandi Carlile is a six-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter, performer, producer and activist, who is known as one of music’s most respected voices. In addition to performing in honor of Prine last night, Carlile won Best Country Song for The Highwomen’s “Crowded Table” alongside co-writers Natalie Hemby and Lori McKenna. Adding to her esteemed career, Carlile will release her forthcoming memoir, Broken Horses, April 6 on Crown—an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. In the highly anticipated release, Carlile tells her own story, opening up about the events of her life that have shaped her music, and the music that has shaped her life. In addition to her work as a musician and writer, Carlile is a founder of the Looking Out Foundation. Created in 2008 with longtime bandmates Tim and Phil Hanseroth, Looking Out amplifies the impact of music by empowering those without a voice with varied initiatives including campaigns focused on Children in Conflict/War Child, The IF Project, Fund Racial Justice and more. To date, they have raised over $2 million for grassroots causes. Carlile lives in rural Washington state with her wife, Catherine, and two daughters, Evangeline and Elijah.

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