John Prine: A Legendary Voice For The Vulnerable
The most vulnerable are often the most forgotten. Singer songwriter John Prine's family knows this and is using his voice to create awareness and lend a hand this Fall with the introduction of the 'Hello in There' foundation.
This October, leading up to what would have been his 75th birthday, the family of John Prine are hosting a series of concerts and events in Nashville to celebrate the legendary songwriter. Prine died from complications related to COVID-19 earlier this year.
The concert series, titled “You Got Gold: Celebrating the Life & Songs of John Prine,” will offer four shows featuring surprise guests at various venues around Nashville including the famous Ryman Auditorium.
During this week's announcement of the October celebration, the Prine family also introduced a new charity in the songwriter’s memory. The 'Hello in There' Foundation — titled after Prine's 1971 song – aims to “identify and collaborate with individuals and communities where people are marginalized, discriminated against or, for any reason, are otherwise forgotten.”
Proceeds from “You Got Gold” will benefit the foundation.
“You Got Gold” week will also include the release of Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2, a new album of artists interpreting Prine’s songs in the studio, including Brandi Carlile’s rendition of "I Remember Everything". The album is released via Prine’s Oh Boy Records, which marks its 40th anniversary this year.