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No! Absolutely not! Never! I was proud to be the very first, thereby giving them 100% No and 0% Yes. I don't care if some say he is one of the most important figures in Americana music, he SUCKS!!!
Posted by Jonny on Wednesday, 03.4.09 @ 23:38pm
John Prine is legendary. He should surely be in.
Posted by The Mountaineer on Thursday, 03.19.09 @ 11:57am
Posted by craic on Saturday, 11.7.09 @ 06:02am
I also cannot believe anyone would say John Prine sucks. They have obviously never listened to his collection of amazing songwriting. If i could only listen to one artist for the rest of my life it would be John Prine.
Posted by Dani in Washington (state) on Wednesday, 12.23.09 @ 11:29am
One of the great songwriters of the 70's. Greatly respected by his peers, but I still doubt if that is enough to get him elected.
Posted by Chalkie on Friday, 05.7.10 @ 07:03am
Come on guys.............I'm an old rocker......kinda like Bob Dylan...At least according to my daughter , Genesis. Prine ROCKS..., ..PERIOD.....how can you be an "Old Hippie", and believe otherwise?How can so many other inspired people be inspired by someone who ain't? If you cain't see the forest for the trees,step aside,for someone like me, please.
Posted by johnny l holder on Saturday, 10.30.10 @ 20:55pm
Why would John Prine being a communist make his music suck more?
Posted by Gassman on Saturday, 04.2.11 @ 21:58pm
Sure he belongs, there are other greats not in also. Thes following artist have to be inducted.
Posted by BretPettijohn on Friday, 10.21.11 @ 12:08pm
John Prine not only DESERVES to be in the hall, it is a crime he is not--album/CD sales are not the criteria, it's excellence...it would be a shame if he passed and he was inducted AFTER that...!!
Posted by Warren on Thursday, 09.4.14 @ 19:29pm
I think the first person to respond needs to realize who some of the people who disagree with him are.
Posted by Zuzu on Friday, 02.20.15 @ 14:39pm
John Prine's songs are what life is all about - from happiness to pathos and the certainty that life can change on a dime. He is my guru,who just happens to have a sublimely askew look at the world, and we are all much the better for it.
Posted by laurey lummus wilkonson on Monday, 07.20.15 @ 07:12am
Dylan called Prine one of his favorite singer/songwriters. I'll take Dylan's opinion over the guy who said Prine "sucks", but then he probably thinks Dylan "sucks" too!
Posted by Lucinda on Sunday, 03.13.16 @ 11:25am
Lucinda, I saw John Prine at 2015 ROMP Bluegrass Fest. he played after Hot Rize. Big, enthusiastic crowd for him. He seemed to have a great time. Appeared to have had a few. In person, he sorta looks like a hobbit. Had a small backing band, he played guitar. Wish you could have seen him.
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 03.14.16 @ 07:30am
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