Prine drops new video
Thursday, August 2, 2018
– The music video
for John Prine's "Egg & Daughter Nite, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone)" is out today.
Created By Neighborhoods Apart Productions, the video was directed and animated by Josh Britt and Neilson Hubbard.
"Crazy Bone" is from Prine's "The Tree of Forgiveness," which debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart with over 54,000 equivalent albums sold in its first week-a career high chart position and sales week for Prine.
Released on his own independent label, Oh Boy Records, the album is Prine's first album featuring new material in over 13 years and was produced by Grammy Award winning producer Dave Cobb.
The new animated video follows the official clip for "Knockin' On Your Screen Door," which premiered last month.
Prine currently is touring with a newly confirmed New Year's Eve show at Nashville's Opry House with Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats and special guest Iris DeMent.
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