OH BOY RECORDS DEBUTS FINAL INSTALLMENT OF “BIG OLD GOOFY WORLD: THE STORY OF OH BOY RECORDS” DOCUMENTARY SERIES

BROKEN HEARTS AND DIRTY WINDOWS: THE SONGS OF JOHN PRINE, VOL. 2 OUT NOW

The final installment of Oh Boy Records’ new documentary series, “Big Old Goofy World: The Story of Oh Boy Records,” is debuting today—watch/share HERE.

Directed by Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard, the three-part series explores the history of Oh Boy—which stands as the country’s second oldest artist-owned independent label and the oldest in Nashville—and commemorates its landmark 40th anniversary this year. Founded in 1981 by John Prine and his longtime manager Al Bunetta, the label continues to be a vital part of Nashville’s independent music community with a roster that includes Tré Burt, Kelsey Waldon, Dan Reeder, Arlo McKinley and Emily Scott Robinson.

Further celebrating Prine’s legendary life and career, Oh Boy Records recently released a special tribute album, Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2, which features new renditions of some of Prine’s most beloved songs performed by Brandi Carlile, Tyler Childers, Iris DeMent, Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell, Valerie June, Margo Price, Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Amanda Shires, Sturgill Simpson and John Paul White. Proceeds from the album will benefit twelve different non-profit organizations, one selected by each of the featured artists—stream/purchase HERE.

Released to widespread acclaim, NPR Music praises, “aside from being one of the greatest songwriters we’ve ever had, he was also an amazing mentor to so many artists…his spirit really comes through,” while American Songwriter declares, “Those who fail to be affected by the effort involved may want to check their pulse to assure that there’s still a heart within them that’s beating at full force” and No Depression proclaims, “Broken Hearts and Dirty Windows, Vol. 2 ensures that that remarkable gift and his influence continue to live on.”

The release adds to an esteemed legacy for Prine, whose last recorded song, “I Remember Everything,” was recently named Song of the Year at the 2021 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards and won two awards at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards earlier this year: Best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Performance. Written by Prine and his longtime collaborator Pat McLaughlin, “I Remember Everything” is Prine’s first #1 single and was recorded by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and engineer Gena Johnson.

Moreover, Prine’s beloved self-titled debut album recently celebrated its 50th anniversary (purchase here). In celebration of the milestone, Oh Boy Records will release a limited-edition box set, “John Prine Plays John Prine,” this spring—a special live recording of the only time Prine performed his debut record front to back (pre-order here). Recorded during AmericanaFest in 2016, the box set—created by the Grammy Award-winning Dodds Sisters—will include a CD, vinyl and DVD version of the performance, with a portion of all proceeds benefitting the Americana Music Association Foundation.

Regarded as one of the English language’s premier phrase-turners, Prine is a four-time Grammy-winner, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, a seven-time Americana Music Award-winner, a PEN New England Lyrics Award recipient and member of both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Since his debut in 1971, Prine released over eighteen albums and has had his songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, Norah Jones, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Band and many others, while drawing effusive praise from Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Roger Waters, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and more, who knew him as a smiling, shuffling force for good.

For more information on John Prine and Oh Boy Records, please contact Asha Goodman or Carla Sacks 212.741.1000 at Sacks & Co.

BROKEN HEARTS & DIRTY WINDOWS:
SONGS OF JOHN PRINE, VOL. 2
TRACK LIST

1. “I Remember Everything”
performed by Brandi Carlile

2. “Pretty Good”
performed by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

3. “Saddle in the Rain”
performed by Amanda Shires

4. “Yes I Guess They Oughta Name A Drink After You”
performed by Tyler Childers

5. “Sweet Revenge”
performed by Margo Price

6. “Summer’s End”
performed by Valerie June

7. “Souvenirs”
performed by Jason Isbell

8. “Angel From Montgomery”
performed by Bonnie Raitt

9. “Sam Stone”
performed by John Paul White

10. “One Red Rose”
performed by Iris DeMent

11. “Hello In There”
performed by Emmylou Harris

12. “Paradise”
performed by Sturgill Simpson

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