John Prine to Be Honored by Brandi Carlile at 2021 Grammys

by Jim Casey
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Brandi Carlile will honor the late John Prine at the 63rd Grammy Awards on March 14.

There’s good news. There’s great new. And then there’s news that makes you want to do this:

John Prine the Legend

The legendary troubadour died on April 7, 2020, at the age of 73 from complications of COVID-19.

John’s writing catalog includes iconic songs “Sam Stone,” “Angel From Montgomery,” “In Spite of Ourselves,” “You Never Even Called Me By My Name,” “I Just Want To Dance With You,” and more. Johnny Cash, Bonnie Raitt, George Strait, and Miranda Lambert, among others, recorded John’s songs.

John was a recipient of the Recording Academy’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, John was a two-time Grammy winner and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member.

“I Remember Everything” is the last song John recorded before his death.

What Does Brandi Carlile Have in Store?

Brandi is keeping her cards close to her vest, so we will have to tune in to the Grammy Awards on March 14 on CBS to watch her performance. But she did recently share her sentiments with Entertainment Tonight regarding John’s impact on songwriters like herself.

“John was the great mentor to all of us,” said Brandi to Entertainment Tonight. “I think all singer/songwriters that were lucky enough to have proximity to John or get to know John, all feel like they were significantly, individually special to him. And I hope that was the case with me. But the truth is that he just loved us all. And he taught us all how to write songs and he taught us how to laugh at ourselves. This year it’s been hard to not get out and honor him on stage with our songs and our jokes and our spiritual connection to him, but finally I’m getting to do it. He has meant so much to so many of us. We wouldn’t even know how to do what we do without him.”

Brandi Carlile, a five-time Grammy winner, is nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media (“Carried Me With You”) and Best Country Song (“Crowded Table”) at the 63rd Grammy Awards.

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