We lost a legend last year when John Prine passed away at the age of 73; from complications of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. He died Monday, April 6, 2020.

Earlier this month at Mile 0 Fest in Florida, BJ Barham and Kaitlin Butts regaled concert-goers with a great rendition of Prine's "In Spite of Ourselves." The song was originally released in 1999, a duet with Iris Dement, it was the title track of his 1999 album.

On Valentine's Day 2021, Butts dropped her latest single. "How Lucky Am I," a dope new love song. But that's not all. It also served as a touching surprise Valentine's Day gift for her new husband, Cleto Cordero of Flatland Cavalry. Earlier this month, Mrs. Cordero released the new music video, and yes, of course it is made up of five years worth of iPhone footage, wonderfully documenting the Cordero's romance, right up to their "I Do's" in 2020.

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BJ Barham was my guest a couple weeks ago on Radio Texas, LIVE!, where we dove into American Aquarium's surprise new '90s country cover album, Slappers, Bangers & Certified Twangers, Vol. 1. This sucker is must hear for anyone who loved country music in the '90s. Additionally, BJ and his band American Aquarium will step into the circle and make their Grand Ole Opry debut on July 13th.

Prine was a two-time Grammy award winner and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2019. Rest in peace.

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