[UPDATE 9/8/21]: The You Got Gold: Celebrating the Life & Songs of John Prine concerts in Nashville have been moved to October 2022. The weeklong celebration of the folk singer-songwriter throughout Music City scheduled to run from October 3rd—10th, 2021 will now take place October 7th–12th, 2022.

In a video message, Prine’s family—who are also the team at Oh Boy Records—announced their decision to push the events to 2022. This news comes as a reaction to rising COVID-19 cases due to the Delta variant. Prine died of COVID on April 7th, 2020 at the age of 73.

A message from the Prine Family and John’s Oh Boy Records reads, in part,

This decision to reschedule was not made lightly. We worked tirelessly to find a way to move forward in a safe and responsible manner, while also keeping in mind the intended joyful spirit of this long-awaited celebration and remembrance. This event is extraordinary in the sheer number of artists, crews, and fans that are planning to travel and gather together. In light of how John died, we just could not reconcile pushing forward and adding any undue stress and anxiety during an already fraught season.

The weeklong You Got Gold celebration is still set to take place throughout Nashville at the CMA Theater at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (10/8), the Ryman Auditorium (10/9, 10/10), and the Basement East (10/12). Refund and ticketing information can be found through point of purchase. Head here for rescheduled dates and more information. See the full announcement below.

A Message from the Prine Family – You Got Gold: A Week Celebrating John Prine (Rescheduled to 2022)

[Video: John Prine]

Dear Prine Friends and Family,

Our sincerest wish was to gather safely this October to celebrate the life and music of our beloved John. Given the ongoing situation with Covid-19 Delta variant, in Nashville and beyond, we’ve made the very difficult decision to postpone “You Got Gold” until October 07-12, 2022. Please check for ticketing and refund information from your point of purchase. Rescheduled show dates can be found on YouGotGold.JohnPrine.com.

This decision to reschedule was not made lightly. We worked tirelessly to find a way to move forward in a safe and responsible manner, while also keeping in mind the intended joyful spirit of this long-awaited celebration and remembrance. This event is extraordinary in the sheer number of artists, crews, and fans that are planning to travel and gather together. In light of how John died, we just could not reconcile pushing forward and adding any undue stress and anxiety during an already fraught season.

We stand in support of all of our friends and colleagues who continue to work on playing shows this fall and recognize we are all doing the very best we can to find safe pathways forward.

Our deepest apologies to those disappointed in hearing this news. Our family wanted nothing more than to gather with you all and remember John together. We very much look forward to seeing you all next year when we can gather safely and joyfully, and truly be together as a big family and community to remember and celebrate the life and songs of one extraordinary man.

All the best,

The Prine Family + Oh Boy Records

Net proceeds from this year’s “You Got Gold” were intended to benefit the Prine family’s newly created 501c3, The Hello In There Foundation, and this year’s selected grant recipients—Nashville based non-profits Room In The Inn and Thistle Farms. Although this year’s events are now postponed, the foundation will move ahead making gifts to both organizations and looks forward to completing its full charitable commitments next year. The family foundation will announce additional fundraising efforts this fall in response to critical needs in the aftermath of nationwide natural disasters and Afghan refugee resettlement programs.

Learn More Here: https://www.thehellointherefoundation…

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[5/25/21]: The family of John Prine has announced You Got Gold: Celebrating the Life & Songs of John Prine, a series of concerts and special events in Nashville set to pay tribute to the late singer-songwriter. The concert series is set to take place at various venues throughout the Music City from October 3rd–10th.

Though no performers have yet been announced, tribute concerts will be held at the famous Ryman Auditorium (10/6, 10/7), the CMA Theater at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (10/8), and the Basement East (10/9) and will culminate on October 10th, which would have been Prine’s 75th birthday.

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A fan pre-sale for tickets to the You Got Gold events opens on Wednesday at 10 a.m. CT and is accessible using the promo code “YOUGOTGOLD”.

The You Got Gold series is only the latest in a developing string of tributes to Prine, who died of complications from COVID-19 on April 7th, 2020. Oh Boy Records, the label he co-founded with longtime manager Al Bunetta in 1981, is prepping the release of another John Prine tribute album, Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2. So far Brandi Carlile and Sturgill Simpson have been revealed as contributors to the new volume of Prine covers, set to arrive 11 years after the first edition of Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows.

Stay tuned to the Oh Boy Records website for new announcements on the You Got Gold series and all forthcoming tributes to John Prine. Scroll down to check out a teaser video shared to Prine’s social media pages ahead of Tuesday’s official announcement.