Forty-six years after he was nominated for best new artist, John Prine is poised to have a banner year at the Grammys — thanks to his first album of original songs in more than a decade.
The legendary Nashville singer-songwriter is nominated for three awards at Sunday’s ceremony in Los Angeles. His acclaimed album “The Tree of Forgiveness” is up for best Americana album, and two songs from that project are nominated for best American roots song.
Prine, 72, was surprised by “Tree’s” glowing reception, but he’s a fan of the finished product, too.
“This record came out so good,” he said to The Tennessean. “(Producer) Dave Cobb would just put a dab here and a dab there. It was really nice. I was happy to have a record out, you know? But when it hit, and we started getting all of this love, it was a little unsettling at first, because I didn’t expect it. I’ve just been trying to keep up with it.”
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