John Prine Rank
About John Prine
John Prine was an American singer and songwriter whose genre of specialty was country and folk music. He had an extensive musical career and he is remembered for particularly exceptional talent in terms of songwriting and has been referenced in that regard by the likes of Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Rolling Stone magazine.
His parents were named William Mason Prine and Verna Valentine. He was married to his manager, Fiona Whelan Prine.
He released over 20 albums during his career.
Prine won Grammy Awards for Best Contemporary Folk Album twice, once in 1991 (“The Missing Years”) and again in 2005 (“Fair & Square”).
He will go down in history as the first singer/songwriter to actually play at the US Library of Congress, which occurred in 2005.
Prine was honored at the Grammy Awards just a couple of months before he died.
He was a US Army vet, having served in wartime though not in the theater of combat.
Both Roger Ebert and Kris Kristofferson were instrumental in getting his music career off the ground.
In 1998 Prine had surgery on his neck to remove cancerous tissue, and in the aftermath his voice was altered.
He also had cancer-related surgery in 2013.
He ultimately passed away from a sleuth of health issues, which may have been exacerbated by the early 2020 global pandemic.
John Prine Rank
John Prine's Popularity
John Prine was a famous American singer-songwriter and guitarist, who was born on October 10, 1946. As a person born on this date, John Prine is listed in our database as the 44th most popular celebrity for the day (October 10) and the 111th most popular for the year (1946).
People born on October 10 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. John Prine is the 883rd most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to John Prine's birthday, John Prine is the 7069th most famous American.
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