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New Prine song released

Friday, June 12, 2020 – A new song from the late John Prine, "I Remember Everything," was surprisingly released on Thursday at the end of a fundraising tribute concert

Prine died on April 7 at 73 from COVID-19. Written by Prine and his longtime collaborator Pat McLaughlin, the song was recorded last year in Prine's living room with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and engineer Gena Johnson.

The new song and never-before-seen footage debuted at the end of "Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine." The tribute, which remains available to view through the weekend, features memories and performances from guests including Eric Church, Vince Gill, Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, Margo Price, Courtney Marie Andrews, Dan Auerbach, Kevin Bacon, Brené Brown, Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Stephen Colbert, Peter Cooper, Iris DeMent, John Dickerson, Mitchell Drosin, David Ferguson, Jeremy Ivey, Jim James, Pat McLaughlin, Bill Murray, Fiona Whelan Prine, Jack Prine, Tommy Prine, Bonnie Raitt, The Secret Sisters, Kyra Sedgwick, Amanda Shires, Sturgill Simpson, Todd Snider, Billy Bob Thornton, Kurt Vile, Kelsey Waldon, Sara Watkins, Jody Whelan, John Paul White, Rita Wilson and Prine's longtime band (Kenneth Blevins, David Jacques, Fats Kaplin, Jason Wilber).

The tribute was a fundraiser for three organizations: NAMI, Alive , and Make the Road New York.

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