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September 15, 2018IM -
Released April 13
Oh Boy Records
The Tree of Forgiveness is Local 257 (Nashville, TN) member John Prine’s first album of new music since his 2005 Grammy-winning album Fair and Square. Prine takes everyday themes like loneliness or heartbreak and creates humorous and quirky tunes, many of them co-written with close friends. Dave Cobb produced the album recorded in Nashville’s Studio A. The album was recorded on Prine’s own label, Oh Boy Records, which happens to be Nashville’s longest operating indie label, founded in 1981. Prine won his first Grammy for The Missing Years (1991). His self-titled album from 1971 was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014. He was awarded the PEN New England’s Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award in 2016 and named Artist of the Year by the Americana Music Association in 2017, at age 70.