Why We Write with Kim Ruehl, Eps. 37: Tommy Prine

Everyone has a journey to differentiate themselves from their family, to forge out on their own and cut their own path. But when your dad happens to also be one of the greatest, universally beloved American songwriters, it’s not always an easy choice to pursue a career in songwriting.

On this episode of the Why We Write podcast, Tommy Prine talks about what he learned from his father’s songwriting and what he’s learned from his own. He talks about his collaboration with Ruston Kelly and the way he’s begun to find his songwriting voice through vulnerability and grief.

With his debut album coming in 2023, he talks about the decision to pursue songwriting in the first place, and why he thinks the height of the pandemic was the right time for him to get started.

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