John Prine, 73, a legendary artist who captivated country music and folk music fans for decades, has died after suffering complications from the coronavirus.
Prine died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. According to Pitchfork, Prine's family confirmed that he had died of the novel coronavirus.
Prine first worked at the post office, then entered the Army. After he was discharged, he went back to his route, and composed songs in his head along the way: “I passed the time each day making up these little ditties.”
An open-mic night at the Fifth Peg in Chicago was his breakthrough moment.
“It was like I found out all of a sudden that I could communicate deep feelings and emotions. And to find that out all at once was amazing.”