This page generously sponsored by: Nobody yet! Sponsor it on Patreon to be the first name on this list!

A skilled Songwriter, John Prine originally caught the attention of Kris Kristofferson who helped him get his first recording deal. It didn’t take long for Prine to get noticed by other acclaimed artists as his music used Folk, Bluegrass and Country paired with some of the most honest lyrics ever written. It was the honesty that came through in Prine’s material that allowed him to be so poignant; as he was capable of eliciting any musical emotion he wanted to. Prine may be revered, but his album sales were small and that could prevent him from gaining a serious look as even though the Hall could induct someone like John Prine; they are probably seeking “the more successful version”.




The Bullet Points:

Eligible Since:



Country of Origin:

U.S.A. (Maywood, IL)


Nominated In:



NIHOF’s Favorite Album:

John Prine (1971)


NIHOF’s Favorite Song:

Sam Stone (From John Prine, 1971)

Should John Prine be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 70%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 3.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 10%
Last modified on Friday, 10 February 2017 18:44
Tagged under


+1 #1 J B 2014-07-12 23:12
The fact that John Prine is number 323 on this list is a slight unto the list itself. Has anyone ever heard this guy? Seriously, number 323?

Add comment

Three ways to comment:

1) Login with your social account:

2) Register an account with us:

Click here!
Benefits of Registering

1) Comment on articles without restriction!  No more captchas or spam-filters!

2) Have your say!  Make your voice heard by voting in the polls.

3) Discuss in the forum.  Join the conversation, or start your own.

4) Start a social group or fan club.  Join one that already exists.  Share photos, events, updates, private messages and more with people who have similar i

5) Customize your profile to make it your personal space on the web.

3) Or post as a guest:

Security code