Lightning 100 kicks off the week with Local Artist of the Week John Prine’s track “I Remember Everything.” The touching ballad actually happens to be John Prine’s last recorded song before his passing on April 7, 2020 at Vanderbilt University medical Center in Nashville. Prine sadly passed due to COVID-19 complications, his family was able to confirm. His wife, Fiona, announced she too tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after Prine’s European tour.
Prine shares with us intimate examples of touching memories in his life. “And I remember every town and every hotel room and every song I ever sang on a guitar out of tune.” Prine recaps small memories with big impacts, and lets us know he does not live with many regrets. He also sings the beautiful lyric “how I miss you in the morning light like roses miss the dew.”
Below, you can watch John Prine give his last perfomance of “I Remember Everything.”
The two-time Grammy winner has been a strong presence in the musical world since the 70’s and is known as one of America’s greatest songwriters. He wrote profound songs involving intense daily struggles people face. Some of his songs include “Hello in There” which is about the loneliness of an elderly couple and “Sam Stone” which is about a drug addicted Vietnam veteran suffering from PTSD.
The Songwriter Hall of Fame and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member was adored by artists such as Bob Dylan. He was a wonderful composer, recording artist, live performer and much much more. He was able to touch his fans and hold a relationship through his thought-provoking and soulful lyrics not every artist has achieved.
The track has earned its spot in Billboards’s Chart No. 1, which happens to be John Prines first of his career. The instagram post features in the caption, “Can’t help but to think he is smiling right now.”
Tune in all week long to hear “I Remember Everything” as we feature John Prine as our Local Artist of the Week. Catch it live on-air at 100.1FM on your dial or streaming live at lightning100.com.
written by Clara Lueckenhoff