Johnny Prill  - Volunteer Work - Awards
"It is wonderful that "A Song for Grandma and Grandpa" was chosen as the official song of National Grandparents Day.
What a special tribute to your talent as a songwriter. You have put into words the unique relationship between
grandparents and their grandchildren."
United States Senator Debbie Stabenow
"Congratulations and thanks to the Prill family for using their God given
talent to bring some much needed joy into the lives of those so
often forgotten about."
Country singer Charlie Daniels
Merry Christmas 2017
The Johnny Prill family, encompassing
four generations, brought their annual
Christmas Eve show to Courtney
Manor Nursing Home.
"For the past three decades, you have shared your time and talents with the residents of the Courtney Manor Nursing
Home in the city of Bad Axe. Your commitment to making a difference has garnered multiple recognitions including
the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Health Care Association of Michigan. I commend your dedication to the
community and service to the greater good."
United States Senator Gary Peters
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In 2018, Daniel O'Donnell sent the Johnny
Prill family a video message on their
volunteer work stating: “How wonderful
I think you all are for all the great work
you have done in charity and helping
others and just everything that you do.”
"I’m pleased to recognize you and your band on the occasion of the 6th annual National Grandparents Day concert at
Courtney Manor Nursing Home. It is exciting that your band has been volunteering by entertaining seniors for 27 years.
Thank you for using your musical talent to show appreciation for grandparents, veterans and the beauty of our state.
Congratulations on your success as a musician and songwriter."
United States Senator Debbie Stabenow
A Song for Grandma and Grandpa_Official Song of National Grandparents Day
Johnny Prill Music_A Song for Grandma and Grandpa_Official Song for National Grandparents Day
Official Song of National Grandparents Day
A Song for Grandma and Grandpa
by Johnny Prill
Award-Winning, Grammy-Nominated Songwriter
Prill began his volunteer work at age 12 performing with his accordion at local nursing homes. In 2008, he received an award
from Courtney Manor Nursing Home for entertaining elderly residents over the past 22 years.

Prill and his band host an annual Christmas Eve show at Courtney Manor Nursing Home.

In 2008, Prill hosted his first free outdoor concert to celebrate Grandparents Day, which is celebrated each year on the
National Grandparents Day. American actress, comedian, and author, Betty White wished Prill good luck stating,
"Johnny,
Have a wonderful concert - be sure and sing A Song for Grandma and Grandpa."
Also, American actress and comedian
Phyllis Diller thanked Prill for honoring grandparents with music.

In 2010, American folk singer Pete Seeger congratulated Prill on volunteering his musical talents, once a month, for 24 years.
He also stated
"Here's to Johnny Prill and his song for National Grandparents Day. May his song spread around the world
and be translated into many languages."

Also, in 2010, American country music singer Barbara Mandrell congratulated Prill on his volunteer work stating "Your
service through songs and volunteering is so remarkable!" "I join Johnny Prill in honoring all precious grandparents!  How
wonderful to have him volunteer 24 years with his songs!"
Jeopardy Host, Alex Trebek, a supporter of Prill’s free Grandparents
Day concert, stated:
"Grandparents are often the most important bridge and buffer between children and their parents" Misty
May-Treanor, professional beach volleyball player, wrote Prill stating:
"Grandparents are the best!! They have so much to
offer as far as stories, history, and never ending love!!"

In 2011, the Health Care Association of Michigan presented Prill with their "Volunteer Of The Year Award." The award
was given in recognition of Prill's 25 years of volunteering musical entertainment monthly for the residents of Courtney
Manor Nursing Home.

In 2013, the Johnny Prill Band celebrated 27 years of volunteering musical entertainment at Courtney Manor Nursing
Home. Each band member received a special recognition certificate from State Sen. Mike Green, which was also signed
by Gov. Rick Snyder, a special recognition certificate from U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and a special recognition certificate
from U.S. Rep. Candice Miller.

Also, in 2013, United States Senator Debbie Stabenow wrote and congratulated Prill on his volunteer work stating:
"I’m
pleased to recognize you and your band on the occasion of the 6th annual National Grandparents Day concert at Courtney
Manor Nursing Home. It is exciting that your band has been volunteering by entertaining seniors for 27 years. Thank you
for using your musical talent to show appreciation for grandparents, veterans and the beauty of our state. Congratulations
on your success as a musician and songwriter."

In 2016, the Johnny Prill Band celebrated National Grandparents' Day by hosting its ninth annual free outdoor concert at
Courtney Manor Nursing Home. Additionally, the band celebrated 30 years of volunteer work at Courtney Manor.

In 2017, United States Senator Gary Peters wrote and congratulated Prill on his more than 30 years of outstanding service
in Huron County. Senator Peters stated:
"For the past three decades, you have shared your time and talents with the residents
of the Courtney Manor Nursing Home in the city of Bad Axe. Your commitment to making a difference has garnered multiple
recognitions including the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Health Care Association of Michigan. I commend your
dedication to the community and service to the greater good."

Also, in 2017, the Johnny Prill family, encompassing four generations, brought their annual Christmas Eve show to Courtney
Manor Nursing Home. Prill received a special congressional recognition certificate from Congressman Paul Mitchell in
recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community.

In 2018, Irish singer Daniel O'Donnell sent the Johnny Prill family a video message on their volunteer work stating:
“How
wonderful I think you all are for all the great work you have done in charity and helping others and just everything that you do.”

Also, in 2018, country singer Charlie Daniels congratulated the Prill family for their volunteer work stating: "Congratulations
and thanks to the Prill family for using their God given talent to bring some much needed joy into the lives of those so often
forgotten about."
Volunteer work:
United States Senator Debbie Stabenow
Johnny Prill  receives a special recognition certificate from U.S. Rep. Candice Miller.
State Sen. Mike Green - Gov. Rick Snyder
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Johnny Prill - The Prill Brothers
Johnny Prill receives award for 22 years of volunteer work at Courtney Manor Nursing Home
The Health Care Association of Michigan presented Johnny Prill with their
Official Grandparents Day Song - National Songwriter's Award - Johnny Prill
Official Grandparents Day Song - National Songwriter's Award - Johnny Prill
Bobby Vinton
"Johnny Prill is one of the most creative songwriters of our time. His warmth and understanding blends itself into his lyrics
and music. It's a pleasure to know Johnny as a friend and an equal pleasure to record his songs."
Bobby Vinton