Honor John Prine a month after his passing with Eric Church’s ‘must-listen’ song list

Pay tribute to the country-folk great with Church’s curated list of his favorite Prine songs.

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May 7, 2020

Musician John Prine performs onstage at the Aire Crown Theater in Chicago, Illinois, on January 26, 1985. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

It’s been one month since the music world suffered an immense loss, and country fans across the globe are still in mourning. On April 7, country great John Prine passed away at 73 years of age. In the hours that followed his death, country superstar and “Drink in My Hand” singer-songwriter Eric Church got in touch with The Highway (Ch. 56) host Storme Warren to chat about Prine’s massive impact and incredible catalog.

The GRAMMY Award-winning singer spent his life writing truths and putting them to music, changing the country music world forever. Inspiring fellow musicians such as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, and Kris Kristofferson, Prine was so often the brains and the soul behind songs that the masses would fall in love with without even realizing where they originated. Though some still may not know his name, they do know his words, his stories, and his songs.

Of those songs, Church shared his personal list of “must-listen” Prine tracks that every country fan should check out — see his recommendations below.

Eric Church’s John Prine Picks

(For those who already know “Angel from Montgomery” and “Sam Stone.”)

“Humidity Built the Snowman”

“In Spite of Ourselves”

“Clay Pigeons”

“Other Side of Town”

“When I Get to Heaven”

“Long Monday”

“People Puttin’ People Down”

The Highway, Church’s music, exclusive interviews, and other tributes to country greats are all available for free to both SiriusXM subscribers and non-subscribers until May 31 as part of our unprecedented streaming access period. For more information and to start listening, visit SiriusXM.com/streamfree.