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5 unforgettable live videos in celebration of John Prine’s 68th birthday

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Terms like “national treasure” and “living legend” are too often bandied about but in the case of John Prine they are, just like a countless number of his songs, right on target. In celebration of his 68th birthday today we put together 5 awesome live clips for a sampler of what makes the kid from Maywood, Illinois so great.

AUDIO Title track “Sing the Delta” from Iris DeMent’s long-awaited new album

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It’s been over 16 years but Iris DeMent is finally releasing an album of all original songs entitled Sing the Delta. Take a listen to the stunning title track and take a brief look back at her career from a seriously hard core fan’s perspective. In addition, find out the release date, see the cover art and additional great images and most importantly get a link to order your own copy.

Starcasm’s 5 song old-school dedication to moms for Mother’s Day

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“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” – Washington Irving

Who’s singing ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’ at the end of True Grit?

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The Coen brothers 2010 version of the western classic “True Grit” is receiving near universal high praise. One of the more interesting questions that movie goers have had after catching the film is, “Who is the woman singing the traditional hymn ‘Leaning on the Everlasting Arms’ while the closing credits roll?” Well it is my pleasure to answer that very question because she happens to be one of my all time favorites.

See videos and find links to purchase the music of an artist whose unique voice was also selected to close out the much loved TV drama Northern Exposure