John Prine Joining Songwriters Hall of Fame
John Prine may have not gotten the votes for his first nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but one Hall of Fame is without a doubt going to honor him.
Prine, along with Kentucky native Tom T. Hall, will be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame class of 2019.
"Angel from Montgomery", "Paradise", "In Spite of Ourselves", "Illegal Smile" and so many other of Prine's compositions make him one of the craft's most unique storytellers.
In 2018, Prine released Tree of Forgiveness, his first album of original material in 13 years to critical acclaim and he's up for three Grammy awards in February. His work has also been recognized as part of the Grammy Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Tom T. Hall recorded 33 top 20 hits and penned songs such as "Harper Valley P.T.A." for Jeannie C. Reilly, "Little Bitty" for Alan Jackson, "That's How I Got to Memphis" which was covered most famously by Bobby Bare as well as Deryl Dodd, who had a moderate hit with it 1997.
The induction ceremony will be held June 13th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.