Turnpike Troubadours Cover The Hell Outta John Prine’s “Paradise”

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Turnpike Troubadours

Why can’t we get a performance like this at the CMA Awards tonight?

A girl can dream…

The Turnpike Troubadours covered the hell outta John Prine’s “Paradise” as part of an exclusive Apple Music sessions feature, and I can’t get enough.

Of course, the song was written solely by John Prine (for his father), and recorded for his 1971 self-titled debut album. He also re-recorded the song for his 1986 album, German Afternoons.

And the Oklahoma-based band certainly put their own little spin on it, but if any group could pull off a John Prine cover like this, there’s really no other option.

In addition, Turnpike put out great renditions of of their longtime fan-favorite “Good Lord Lorrie,” and performed a newer one from their recent Cat In The Rain album, “Mean Old Sun.”

If you have Apple Music, you can go listen the full versions of each one there now, but if you don’t, you can listen to a large portion of each one below (and I highly recommend doing so).


“Good Lord Lorrie”

“Mean Old Sun”


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A beer bottle on a dock