After legendary troubadour John Prine, 73, died on April 7 from complications of COVID-19, Eric Church honored his hero by covering John’s “Long Monday” on YouTube. John, who co-wrote “Long Monday” with Keith Sykes, recorded the tune for his 2005 album, Fair & Square.

“We lost one of my all-time favorites yesterday—a man that taught me how to write songs, so I want to do this for John,” said Eric, before beginning the song. “I love you, John Prine, thank you,” added Eric after concluding the song.

Watch Eric’s performance at the link here.

Watch Eric Church Sing John Prine’s ‘Long Monday’


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