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John Prine was not given a tribute during Wednesday’s CMA Awards, and some country musicians are fed up.

Prine, a Grammy award-winning folk singer and songwriter, died in April from COVID-19 complications, McClatchy News reported. He was 73.

Tribute performances were held during the CMA Awards for other musicians who died this year, including Charlie Daniels and Kenny Rogers — but not Prine, Stereogum reported.

There was not an “In Memoriam” during the award show, according to SavingCountryMusic.com.

“Two seconds. That’s all it would have took,” country musician Sturgill Simpson said in a since-deleted Instagram video. “Two seconds. Literally two syllables: John Prine. That’s it.”

Mike Stunson - Charlotte Observer

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1 hour ago, mellon said:

John Prine was not given a tribute during Wednesday’s CMA Awards, and some country musicians are fed up.

Prine, a Grammy award-winning folk singer and songwriter, died in April from COVID-19 complications, McClatchy News reported. He was 73.

Tribute performances were held during the CMA Awards for other musicians who died this year, including Charlie Daniels and Kenny Rogers — but not Prine, Stereogum reported.

There was not an “In Memoriam” during the award show, according to SavingCountryMusic.com.

“Two seconds. That’s all it would have took,” country musician Sturgill Simpson said in a since-deleted Instagram video. “Two seconds. Literally two syllables: John Prine. That’s it.”

Mike Stunson - Charlotte Observer

Jason Isbell and his wife turned in their CMA membership over it. John Prine. Jerry Jeff Walker. Billy Joe Shaver. Three men whose impact on country music runs deep and they don’t honor it? That’s always been the great thing about country music. You honor and respect the past. 

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