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John Prine takes the spotlight at Country Music Hall of Fame program, exhibit

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Today's the day, Saturday, April 19, that the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will present a special program with singer-songwriter John Prine in support of the spotlight exhibition titled "John Prine: It Took Me Years to Get These Souvenirs."

The exhibit will run through May 4, 2014, and the April 19 program featuring Prine is included with museum admission and free to museum members.

Per an April 17 missive from the museum's PR camp, "A Conversation with John Prine" will take place at 2:30 p.m. in the museum’s CMA Theater. Noted journalist Peter Cooper will serve as host for the program, wherein the pair will discuss Prine’s early musical influences, his creative inspiration and his critically acclaimed career as a folk and country singer-songwriter "with a knack for social commentary that's free from judgment but full of poignancy, heartbreak and humor."

Prine’s debut album, released in 1971, included the songs “Paradise” and “Angel from Montgomery,” later recorded by the Everly Brothers and Bonnie Raitt, respectively. Since then, Prine has released more than 20 albums, two of which won Grammys for Best Contemporary Folk Album and were released on his own label, Oh Boy Records. He also has continued to provide hit songs for other artists, including “I Just Want to Dance with You” for George Strait and “Love Is on a Roll” for Don Williams.

For more information, please visit the museum's official website or call 615-416-2001.

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