#inspiteofourselves photo contest alert!
This year your Valentine might be the big door prize, but we've got the next best thing. Grab your baby or your honey (human or not!), post a picture together and use the tag #inspiteofourselves for your chance to be featured in the upcoming official lyric video for John Prine's "In Spite of Ourselves!" Official rules at: ohboy.com/contest
Bandcamp Presents "A John Prine Listening Primer"
Tired of answering the question, "Who's John Prine?" Well our friends at Bandcamp created a sampling of some of John's most classic songs. Perfect answer to the next person who says, "John who?!"
"Just Waitin" Video Premiere on Garden & Gun
Nashville videographer, Molly Secours, combines the renowned images of photographer Jack Spencer with John's cover of Hank Williams' "Just Waitin" for the video which premiered on Garden & Gun. “When I heard John sing ‘Just Waitin,’ I immediately wanted John and Jack to meet,” Secours says, “and this song seemed like the best introduction. Both of these guys are timeless artists.”
If you’re ready for some truly moving pictures, click below for the premiere of “Just Waitin’.”
New Year, New John Prine Merchandise!
A new year is upon us and we want you to step into 2017 in style! We have a ton of new merchandise in the Official John Prine store for all members of the family. Click HERE to start shopping! Use code: "rollingstone" to receive 25% your order through Sunday, Jan.
Untold Stories from the "Mark Twain of American Songwriting" by Rolling Stone Magazine
John spent some time with Rolling Stone this last summer telling untold stories from his past, and how he is influencing a younger generation these days .
His songs have become a key reference point for young Americana stars like Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and Margo Price, all of whom open for Prine. "We hold him up as our Hank Williams," says Todd Snider, who has released music on Oh Boy. "His music is like Huckleberry Finn. You get it, then you listen to it five years later and you really get it. And you listen to it five years later and you go, 'I get it!' And then 10 years later you go, 'Now I get it.'"
Read the entire article on Rolling Stone HERE.
John, Jason Isbell & Kacey Musgraves Talk Songwriting Before Their New Year's Show at The Grand Old Opry
Ahead of their New Year's Eve show at the Grand Old Opry, John Prine, Jason Isbell and Kacey Musgraves sat down with the Nashville Scene to have a chat about songwriting and their own unique style.
"One thing that’s really influenced me about John’s songwriting is the ability to keep things very conversational. As a writer, the hardest thing to accomplish in a song is making it so simple but so beautiful and poignant at the same time. I just love that he always says things in the same manner that you would say to somebody in a conversation. It’s not built up to be some gigantic poetic, regarded statement, it’s just exactly how it should be. I admire that.." - Kacey Musgraves
Read the rest of the Nashville Scene article HERE.