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Genre: C:ADULT Poetry

Born: October 10, 1946 in Maywood, Illinois

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Prine was born and raised in Maywood.

Biographical and Professional Information

John Prine was a pillar of American folk music for over 50 years. His storytelling song style is loved by millions for its honest charm, insight and wit.


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Awards

-- """Special Honors"""

-- *Grammy Award - Best Contemporary Folk Album - "The Missing Years", Recording Academy, 1991

-- *Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting, Americana Music Association, 2003

-- *Grammy Award - Best Contemporary Folk Album - "Fair & Square", Recording Academy, 2005

-- *Artist of the Year, Americana Music Association, 2005

-- *First singer-songwriter to read and perform at the Library of Congress, 2005

-- *PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award, 2016

-- *Artist of the Year, Americana Music Association, 2017

-- *Artist of the Year, Americana Music Association, 2018

-- *Song of the Year - "Summer's End", Americana Music Association, 2019

-- *Album of the Year - "The Tree of Forgiveness", Americana Music Association, 2019

-- *Songwriters Hall of Fame, 2019

-- *Grammy Award - Lifetime Achievement Award, Recording Academy, 2020

-- *First Honorary Poet Laureate of Illinois, 2020

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