The second annual “You Got Gold: Celebrating the Songs of John Prine” will take place this October in Nashville, with shows at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s CMA Theater (Oct. 8), The Basement East (Oct. 9) and the Ryman (Oct. 10, Prine’s birthday).
The three-day affair will feature performances by an array of surprise artists, celebrating not only Prine’s esteemed career, but also the community he built over the past 50 years, and will benefit The Hello in There Foundation. Tickets for all three shows will go on sale to the public this Friday, June 30. Full ticket details can be found at yougotgold.johnprine.com/
“The time I spent with John on the road made one thing very clear—the community he helped create was always, and remains, at the heart of the music and the work we continue to do every day,” says Fiona Prine. “I’m so happy that ‘You Got Gold’ will now become an annual event to ensure that we maintain that connection and grow our beloved community. I look forward to seeing everyone back in Nashville this October, to celebrate John’s songs and help further the work of the Hello in There Foundation.”
Last year’s “You Got Gold” tribute raised nearly $500,000 for the Hello in There Foundation and featured performances by Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris and more. Established by the Prine family, the work of the Hello In There Foundation is inspired by John’s simple song title, “Hello In There.” The Foundation aims to identify and collaborate with individuals and communities where people are marginalized, discriminated against or, for any reason, are otherwise forgotten. Benefitting organizations for the 2023 “You Got Gold” concerts include the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, Porter’s Call, Renewal House and the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.
Additionally, proceeds from the CMA Theater show will benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Words & Music” program, which is expected to reach more than 10,000 students through a songwriting curriculum that improves literacy and social-emotional learning. In addition to supporting the museum’s educational mission, the gift will honor the memory of Peter Cooper, who served as the museum’s Senior Director, Producer and Writer, and was also an award-winning music journalist, author, Grammy-nominated producer, recording musician, songwriter and father.