Once again, hearts all over Nashville are breaking after hearing the tragic news that legendary Nashville singer-songwriter John Prine, 73, died on Tuesday (April 7) from complications of COVID-19. As stars from every era of country music learned the news, they shared their heartbreak on social media.
John, thank you for sharing your gift with so many around the world. I’m especially grateful for the joy you’ve brought to our family. We all love you. Extending our prayers of comfort to yours. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Vj4l4XqfHj
— Lee Ann Womack (@leeannwomack) April 8, 2020
The angel flies home. Rest in blessed peace John Prine.
Love and prayers to all of your family and friends. -KU
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) April 8, 2020
I wish I could hear the song John Prine was writing in his head about living on this earth in these strange times.
— Kelleigh Bannen (@kelleighbannen) April 8, 2020
Damnit! This virus is no good! Thanks for all the great songs @JohnPrineMusic you will be missed Hoss
— Kendell Marvel (@kendellmarvel) April 8, 2020
Words can't even come close.
I'm crushed by the loss of my dear friend, John. My heart and love go out to Fiona and all the family. For all of us whose hearts are breaking, we will keep singing his songs and holding him near. @JohnPrineMusic
— Bonnie Raitt (@TheBonnieRaitt) April 8, 2020
My very first concert was at a little club in Chicago. I was visiting my sister, who was in college (I was in junior high), and she took me to see a local folksinger. It was @JohnPrineMusic.
— Gretchen Peters (@gretchenpeters) April 8, 2020
And then I’m gonna drink a cocktail: vodka and ginger ale Yeah, I’m gonna smoke a cigarette that’s nine miles long I’m gonna kiss a pretty girl on the tilt-a-whirl Cause this old man is going to town”
“WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN” ~ John Prine pic.twitter.com/4LtRpowz4J
— Brandy Clark (@TheBrandyClark) April 8, 2020
Just give me one thing I can hold on to. I'm just heartbroken. #johnprine
— rosanne cash (@rosannecash) April 8, 2020
Well said brother … man I miss everyone https://t.co/wxrNEP9NBj
— Brandi Carlile (@brandicarlile) April 8, 2020
Angel from Montgomery was one of the first songs I learned to play on guitar when I was 12. This one hurts. pic.twitter.com/ZGVO4h6Hjg
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) April 8, 2020
— K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) April 8, 2020
— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) April 8, 2020
— Hailey Whitters (@haileywhitters) April 8, 2020
— Dwight Yoakam (@DwightYoakam) April 8, 2020
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) April 8, 2020
We are heartbroken to hear about the passing of John Prine. His life and music will be celebrated by us as long as we are able .. we send prayers and condolences to his family at this time.. ~ Lukas and POTR pic.twitter.com/nw72SDEjHq
— Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real (@lukasnelson) April 8, 2020
It hurts so bad to read the news. I am gutted. My hero is gone. My friend is gone. We’ll love you forever John Prine.
— Margo Price (@MissMargoPrice) April 8, 2020
All of The Oak Ridge Boys are saddened by the loss of John Prine … The man was a genius songwriter! I have been listening to his music and praying for him since he got sick and to be honest I didn’t really know John personally but my heart is heavy nonetheless …
— Joe Bonsall (@joebonsall) April 8, 2020
— MaryChapin Carpenter (@M_CCarpenter) April 8, 2020