Music legend John Prine, who wrote classics including "Angel from Montgomery," "Souvenirs," and "Hello in There," on Tuesday at 73 from complications from COVID-19.
Prine's music has been interpreted by countless artists over the decades, but Bette Midler, Joan Baez, and Bonnie Raitt are among those who've recorded his songs.
Grammy winner Brandi Carlile appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to pay tribute to Prine.
Following a moving introduction from Colbert on the devastating loss of Prine, Carlile shared about why she chose to sing "Hello in There."
"This song refers to the people that we're all staying home to protect. It reminds us that older people aren't expendable, that they made us who we are, and they've given us every single thing that we have," Carlile said, hearkening to one of the most vulnerable populations amid the pandemic.
"Even though John never got to get old and we all would have liked for him to, at the age of 24 when he wrote this song, he understood this," she said.
Watch the tribute below.