JOHN PRINE NOMINATED FOR THREE GRAMMY AWARDS

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM THE TREE OF FORGIVENESS OUT NOW -- NOMINATED FOR SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME AND ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

John Prine is nominated for three GRAMMY Awards including Best Americana Albumfor The Tree of Forgiveness and Best American Roots Song for “Summer’s End” (watch the official music video for “Summer’s End” HERE).

Prine’s “Knockin On Your Screen Door” is also nominated for Best American Roots Song—earning Prine two nominations in the category.The remarkable achievements culminate a historic year for the recent Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee following the release of The Tree of Forgiveness (purchase/stream here).

Released on his own independent label, Oh Boy Records, the album is Prine’s first album featuring new material in over 13 years and was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Dave Cobb. Upon its release, the album debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart with over 54,000 equivalent albums sold in its first week—a career high chart position and sales week for the legendary singer, songwriter and performer. The album also debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Americana/Folk Albums chart, #2 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and #2 on Billboard’s Rock Albums chart. Watch a recent “CBS News Sunday Morning” profile on Prine HERE.

In continued celebration of the album, Prine will perform select shows throughout 2019, including newly confirmed stops at Atlanta’s Symphony Hall, Brooklyn’s King Theatre, Chicago’s Ravinia, and Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre among many others. Additionally, on July 28, Prine will perform at Red Rock Amphitheatre with the Colorado Symphony. The landmark concert is Prine’s first-ever orchestral performance and will feature arrangements by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb.

Tickets for most of the newly confirmed shows go on sale next Friday, December 14. See below for complete details. Moreover, Prine’s All The Best Fest—a destination concert vacation—will take place at the all-inclusive Breathless + Now Onyx Resorts in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic November 11-15, 2019. Complete details regarding the festival are available via www.allthebestfest.com

Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, the album includes ten new songs written by Prine along with co-writers Pat McLaughlin, Roger Cook, Dan Auerbach, Keith Sykes, David Ferguson and Phil Spector. Along with Prine (lead vocals and acoustic guitar), Cobb (acoustic guitar, mellotron, claps, kazoo) and Prine’s longtime band, the album features special guests Brandi Carlile (harmony vocals on tracks 2, 4, 10), Jason Isbell (electric guitar on track 7, slide guitar and background vocals on track 9, 10) and Amanda Shires (fiddle and background vocals on track 9, background vocals on track 10).

photo credit: Danny Clinch

A two-time Grammy-winner, Prine is among the English language’s premier phrase-turners. Almost 50 years into a remarkable career that has drawn effusive praise from Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Waters, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and others who would know, Prine is a smiling, shuffling force for good. He is a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and a PEN New England Lyrics Award recipient whose classic debut album, simply titled John Prine, is recognized as part of the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame and whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band and many others.Following the 2015 death of his friend and business partner Al Bunetta, Prine is now President and sole owner of Oh Boy Records. He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, Fiona, and enjoys spending time with their three sons, a daughter-in-law and his grandchildren.

THE TREE OF FORGIVENESS TRACK LIST

1. “Knockin’ On Your Screen Door” (by John Prine and Pat McLaughlin)

2. “I Have Met My Love Today” ft. Brandi Carlile (by John Prine and Roger Cook)

3. “Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone)” (by John Prine and Pat McLaughlin)

4. “Summer’s End” (written by John Prine and Pat McLaughlin)

5. “Caravan of Fools” (by John Prine, Dan Auerbach, and Pat McLaughlin)

6. “The Lonesome Friends of Science” (by John Prine)

7. “No Ordinary Blue” (by John Prine and Keith Sykes)

8. “Boundless Love” (by John Prine, Dan Auerbach, and Pat McLaughlin)

9. “God Only Knows” (by John Prine and Phil Spector)

10. “When I Get to Heaven” (by John Prine)

JOHN PRINE CONFIRMED TOUR DATES

December 12—Las Vegas, NV—Westgate Theatre (with John Paul White)

December 14—Phoenix, AZ—Celebrity Theatre (with John Paul White)

December 15—Tucson, AZ—Fox Theatre (with John Paul White) SOLD OUT

December 31—Nashville, TN—Opry House (with Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and special guest Iris DeMent) SOLD OUT

February 27—Auckland, New Zealand—Bruce Mason Centre (with Tyler Childers)

February 28—Christchurch, New Zealand—Isaac Theatre Royal (with Tyler Childers)

March 2—Wellington, New Zealand—TSB Arena (with Tyler Childers)

March 5—Brisbane, Australia—The Tivoli (with Tyler Childers)

March 7—Melbourne, Australia—Palais Theatre (with Tyler Childers)

March 9—Sydney, Australia—State Theatre (with Tyler Childers)

April 5—Atlanta, GA—Atlanta Symphony Hall

April 6—La Grange, GA—Sweetland Amphitheatre

April 12—Port Chester, NY—The Capitol Theatre

April 13—Brooklyn, NY—King Theatre

May 17—St. Louis, MO—Stifel Theatre

May 18—Springfield, MO—Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts

May 24—Appleton, WI—Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

May 25—Madison, WI—Overture Center for the Arts

May 31—Minneapolis, MN—Cyrus Northrop Memorial Auditorium

June 1—Duluth, MN—Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

June 8—Highland Park, IL—Ravinia

June 21—Buffalo, NY—Shea’s Performing Arts Center

June 23—Tappan, NY—Rockland-Bergen Music Festival

July 13—Center City, NY—Lu-Ray Park & Amphitheater

July 28—Morrison, CO—Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the Colorado Symphony (with I’m With Her)

July 30—Red Butte, CO—Red Butte Gardens

August 4—Seattle, WA—Seattle Zoo

August 6—Vancouver, BC—Queen Elizabeth Theatre (with Kathleen Edwards)

August 8—Banff, AB—Shaw Amphitheatre (with Kathleen Edwards)

August 9—Calgary, AB—Jack Singer Concert Hall (with Kathleen Edwards)

August 25—Tonder, Denmark—Tonder Festival

August 23—Gävle, Sweden—Gävle Konserthus

August 27—Oslo, Norway—Oslo Konsurthus

August 30—Amsterdam, Netherlands—Paradiso

August 31—Deurne, Belgium—Openluchttheater Rivierenhof

September 2—Paris, France—Alhambra Theatre Music Hall

September 6—London, U.K.—Royal Festival Hall

September 8—Edinburgh, U.K.—Edinburgh Festival Theatre

September 9—Manchester, U.K.—Bridgewater Hall

October 9—Oakland, CA—Fox Theater

November 11-15—Punta Cana, Dominican Republic—All The Best Fest

December 6—Orlando, FL—Bob Carr Theater

December 7—Clearwater, FL—Ruth Eckerd Hall

BOLD on sale Friday, December 14

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