Tyler Childers, Brandi Carlile & More Honor John Prine For 76th Birthday Tribute At The Ryman Auditorium

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John Prine is one of this generation’s greatest songwriters, and earlier this week, musical colleagues and fans celebrated his legacy at The Ryman Auditorium for his 76th Birthday tribute.

You Got Gold Celebrating the Life & Songs of John Prine was a star-studded weeklong celebration filled with phenomenal covers of some of Prine’s best hits and fan favorites.

With artists like Bonnie Raitt, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Nathaniel Rateliff, Margo Price, Tyler Childers, and more performing, you knew you would hear some musical magic at the event.

Tyler Childers laid down a sold performance of “Yes I Guess They Oughta Name a Drink After You,” which he recorded on the Prine tribute album in 2021.

It blows my mind each time the twang he puts on his cover and how he sings the tune so effortlessly, and it seems flawless each time.

Bonnie Raitt and Brandi Carlile covered the famous “Angel From Montgomery” together. It was so fitting to have Raitt appear for this song since her studio cover is widely known and loved outside of Prine.

Raitt lets the lyrics ring through the venue with her unreal vocal range. This duo hit deeply as I watched it because of the significance, but Raitt’s passion as she performs is also felt deeply as the viewer.

Lucinda Williams shared a hilarious tune about her and Prine trying to write a song together one of the first times they collaborated:

“We’re gonna do this song that is based on a true story about how I got together with John Prine to try and write a song together….and nothing really happened, but we had a good time.” 

The lyrics capture the charismatic personality that many loved Prine for.

To close the show, everyone involved came out on stage to sing “You Got Gold.” It’s beautiful to see all the artists having a great time and singing such a classic. Dwight Yoakam takes the lead vocals and kills it.

Prine is one of my all-time favorite artists, and this tribute perfectly honors him and keeps his legacy alive.

Miss you always, John Prine.

Check out some of these other stellar performances.

“Storm Windows” covered by Milk Carton Kids

“Knockin’ on Your Screen Door” covered by War and Treaty

“Summer’s End” covered by Layla McCalla

Here’s to the great John Prine.

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