This magic evening, which I was fortunate enough to host with My bubba, Adam Torres and John Paul White ended with the first song John Paul White ever sang into a microphone, 'Stand By Me'. Bob Boilen/NPR hide caption

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John Paul White performs live for Mountain Stage in Charleston, W.Va. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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John Paul White On Mountain Stage

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John Paul White On World Cafe

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All Songs +1: John Paul White Sings The Song That Changed His Life

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Nine Artists To Watch For At AmericanaFest 2016

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"When these songs started bubbling to the surface, I tried to ignore them — but they were on loop," says John Paul White. "Little by little they wore me down." Allister Ann/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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01The Martyr

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    Album
    Beulah
    Artist
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    Single Lock Records
    Released
    2016

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Donnie Fritts And John Paul White On World Cafe

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John Paul White's "Simple Song" appears on the concept album Southern Family, produced by Dave Cobb. Allister Ann/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Simple Song

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Listen Now: John Paul White On Mountain Stage

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