John Prine will be awarded with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020. Prine is among the Recording Academy’s 2020 class of Special Merit Awards honorees, the organization announced on Thursday, December 19.

Prine began his career in the early 1970s; a few of his early career classics include “Sam Stone” and “Angel From Montgomery,” made famous by Bonnie Raitt. His 1999 album In Spite of Ourselves — a collection of duets on classic country songs with female artists including Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams and others — remains a fan favorite. Prine released his most recent album, The Tree of Forgiveness, in 2018. That album, along with 2016’s For Better, or Worse helped introduce a new generation of fans to Prine’s music, 

Prine and his fellow Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients will be honored at a special event on April 18 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California. Further details of the event will be announced at a later date

John Prine Among 2020 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Winners


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