“When I get to Heaven, I’m going to shake God’s hand,
Thank him for more blessings, than one man can stand.”
Our first country music COVID-19-related death came at the end of last month when Joe Diffie died. Our second came last week when John Prine died. The two sat at opposite ends of country music. Diffie had several radio hits during the pinnacle of country radio in the 90s. Prine was a quintessential singer/songwriter with roots in the folk scene.
Johnny Cash put him in his songwriting Big 4, along with Rodney Crowell, Guy Clark, and Steve Goodman. He co-write You Never Even Called Me By My Name with Goodman but refused to take a songwriting credit. He got more attention for writing Angel From Montgomery.