Coronavirus USA Update: Beloved songwriter John Prine dies

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Coronavirus USA Update: Beloved songwriter John Prine dies
Coronavirus USA Update: Beloved songwriter John Prine dies

Renowned songwriter John Prine died Tuesday, almost two weeks after being hospitalized with the coronavirus. Prine, 73, grew up in suburban Chicago before becoming a part of the country folk scene in the 1970s and drawing comparisons to Bob Dylan.

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He went on to win two Grammys. His songbook transcended era and genre, earning him a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and place in the Songwriters Hall of Fame. His songs were covered by a litany of country singers, including Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, George Strait and John Fogerty. “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Hello in There” were among his famous hits.

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