Critically Acclaimed John Prine – Performs Live at the Bologna Performing Arts Center

By Amber Kincaid | October 4, 2018 | Press Release

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John Prine will perform live in concert at a sell-out performance Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. with special guest Valerie June at the Bologna Performing Arts Center at Delta State University.

A two-time Grammy-winner, as well as the winner of the 2018 Americana Awards Artist of the Year, Prine is among the English language’s premier phrase-turners. Almost 50 years into a remarkable career that has drawn effusive praise from Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Waters, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and others who would know, Prine is a smiling, shuffling force for good. He is a Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member and a PEN New England Lyrics Award recipient whose classic debut album, simply titled John Prine, is recognized as part of the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame and whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band and many others.

“To understand why he has endured for nearly 50 years as one of the most beloved singer-songwriters ever, you have to rely on anecdotal evidence. You must point to actual human beings, rather than numbers, to understand the breadth of his impact.” —UPROXX

Prine’s critically acclaimed new album, The Tree of Forgiveness, which debuted at #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 the legendary singer, songwriter and performer.  “In this album, The Tree of Forgiveness, all his roots merge. He may be singing about going to heaven, but his earthiness keeps his music alive.” —NPR Fresh Air singer, songwriter and performer.

The landmark album and tour follow a noteworthy 2017, which included an “Artist of the Year” award at the Americana Music Honors & Awards and a Chicago/Midwest Regional Emmy Award for his “Chicago Voices” performance with Renée Fleming. Last year also saw the release of Prine’s debut book, John Prine Beyond Words, which includes a selection of favorites songs, photographs and stories from Prine’s beloved catalogue.

Tickets to John Prine with special guest Valerie June are sold out. For more information on upcoming performances, visit or call 662.846.4626.