John Prine and Iris DeMent Americana Music Awards 2017

John Prine Wins 2017 Americana Artist of the Year!

September 18, 2017

When John Prine walked on stage to present a Lifetime Achievement Award to longtime friend and collaborator Iris DeMent at Wednesday’s Americana Honors and Awards Show, he was greeted with a standing ovation.

He immediately responded, “I was going to tell you who I am, but I’ll be whoever the hell you think I am.”

The Ryman Auditorium crowd knew exactly who he was: a peerless songwriter who’s made witty and thoughtful records for more than 45 years.

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