The family of John Prine has shared the beloved songwriter’s final song, ‘I Remember Everything’ — a poignant, tender swansong that so succinctly encapsulates the spirit and legacy of one of America’s greatest songwriters.
Produced by Dave Cobb, the track was written by Prine and lifelong collaborator Pat McLaughlin. The song is a meditation on all the quietly triumphant, small-but-significant parts of being alive. “And I remember every town/And every hotel room/And every song I ever sang/With a guitar out of tune,” he muses. “I remember everything/Things I can’t forget/The way you turned and smiled on me/On the night that we first met.”
The song arrives with an intimate, unvarnished video, capturing John Prine performing in his home in all his sage glory.
Check out ‘I Remember Everything’ by John Prine:
On Thursday June 11th, a live-streamed tribute event celebrating the life and legacy of Prine took place. Picture Show: A Tribute Celebrating John Prine saw a star-studded roster of artists like Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves, Jason Isbell, and more celebrate the legacy of the beloved country icon.
The event encouraged viewers to donate to a number of charities including immigrant and working-class aid, Make the Road New York, which aids immigrants and working-class families; end-of-life counselling service Alive Hospice; and mental health organisation National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Prine passed away in April due to the complications of coronavirus after he and wife Fiona Whelan contracted the virus following a European tour.
In an interview with CBS This Morning, Fiona Whelan Prine opened up about the final hours of Prine’s life, and dealing with the aftermath of his death.
“I got to tell him everything I had ever wanted to tell him,” she revealed. “I have the resilience muscle which is a little exhausted right now. But I’m gonna be okay. John left me a lot — a lot of memories, music, cars,” she said.