Prine and Price will collaborate on a new recording of Prine’s “Unwed Fathers,” a representative for Prine confirmed to Rolling Stone. The song, from Prine’s 1989 album Aimless Love, takes a caustic look at the way men get to navigate unplanned pregnancies and the consequences (or lack thereof) they face as a result. “They run like water, through a mountain stream,” sings Prine. The recording will be paired with an update of “Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore” featuring a yet-to-be-named group of guest performers. Sales will benefit the Alabama chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
— Margo Price (@MissMargoPrice) May 17, 2019
Additionally, Prine’s label Oh Boy Records has been auctioning off rare and limited merchandise to benefit the ACLU’s fight in Alabama. Items thus far have included a test-pressing of The Missing Years, a very low-numbered edition of the rare live recording September 78 and signed yellow vinyl editions of Prine’s 2018 album The Tree of Forgiveness.
Thanks for overwhelming response- more sales today- goal is to raise 5K. We’ll match funds so hopefully 10K! Also, we’ve heard a lot lately that major labels have “tons” more resources, so @SonyNashville @warnermusic @UMGNashville feel free to join in! 🤠 https://t.co/D0fHOrPfiE
— Oh Boy Records 🏝 (@ohboyrecords) May 17, 2019
Prine, who was forced to cancel an appearance at the 50th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, was recently nominated for an Americana Award for Song of the Year, for “Summer’s End.” His spring tour resumes next weekend with a pair of sold-out shows in Wisconsin, featuring Todd Snider.