John recently sat down with The Tennessean's Juli Thanki to talk about the roots of his upcoming album The Tree of Forgiveness.
"Though his body may set off every metal detector in the airport, Prine's heart is all human. It beats in every song on "The Tree of Forgiveness," his first album of original material since 2005's "Fair and Square," and the most personal record of his 47-year recording career. "I think that comes from age," he said. "You get to be 71, I guess you run out of other things to write about. You don’t see as good as you used to, you don’t hear as good, so maybe it’s time to write about yourself."