Recording Academy artists put new spin on John Prine’s ‘Angel From Montgomery’ for charity

Proceeds will go to support the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.

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John Prine accepts the 2019 Album of the Year award at the Americana Honors & Awards show in Nashville, Tennessee.

John Prine accepts the 2019 Album of the Year award at the Americana Honors & Awards show in Nashville, Tennessee.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Recording Academy has released a new recording of John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery” with proceeds going to support the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Prine died in April at age 73 from complications associated with the coronavirus. A two-time Grammy winner, the Recording Academy announced in December that Prine would be honored with a 2020 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The new recording features artists, musicians and engineers who also are elected leaders in the Recording Academy, including singer-songwriter Christine Albert, Brandon Bush of Sugarland, John Driskell Hopkins of Zac Brown Band and Jeff Powell, an acclaimed Memphis engineer/producer.

Tammy Hurt, vice chair of the Recording Academy and one of the contributors on the recording, said in a statement that Prine was known for his giving spirit and the new “Angel From Montgomery” recording is a tribute to honor that spirit.

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