In Spite Of Our Ourselves - John Prine & Iris DeMent (1999)
You could say that this weeks LCM Classic 'In Spite of Ourselves' by John Prine and Iris DeMent is one of the most 'honest' love songs ever written. The lyrics will certainly make you smile. It's the title track from John's 13th studio album released in 1999 and features duets with well-known female folk and alt-country vocalists.
The album was John Prine’s first release since successfully battling throat cancer. The female duet partners include Iris DeMent, Connie Smith, Lucinda Williams, Melba Montgomery, Emmylou Harris, Trisha Yearwood, Dolores Keane, Patty Loveless, and his wife, Fiona Prine.