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”.





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Country of Origin:

U.S.A. (Maywood, IL)


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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?

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Definitely put him in! - 20%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 40%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 30%

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0 #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?

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