The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver - Various Artists on 2LP + Download
15 years after his death and 40 years after the release of his widely beloved song “Rocky Mountain High,” ATO Records will celebrate John Denver’s life and music with The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver.
The 16-song set features covers of Denver’s most popular songs by a diverse group of artists including Dave Matthews, My Morning Jacket, Train, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Amos Lee, Old Crow Medicine Show, Josh Ritter, Kathleen Edwards, Evan Dando and more. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Wilderness Society in John’s name.
The album follows a recent resurgance in Denver's popularity with his hits compilation Definite All-Time Greatest Hits being certified gold in 2011 and the 15th annual John Denver Tribute Concert culminating in Colorado in 2013. Holding true to Denver's message, 2011's John Denver Earth Day Celebration Concert sold out.
John Denver, the two-time Grammy Award-winnning singer/songwriter and the Poet Laureate of Colorado, released twenty three studio albums in his lifetime. He is best known for the beloved songs "Leaving on a Jet Plane," "Take Me Home Country Roads," "Sunshine On My Shoulders," Annie's Song" and "Rocky Mountain High," which is the state song of Colorado. Among his numerous awards and recognitions, Denver was instrumental in championing environmental causes and space exploration.
The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver - Various Artists Track Listing:
1. My Morning Jacket – Leaving on a Jet Plane
2. Dave Matthews – Take Me to Tomorrow
3. Kathleen Edwards – All of My Memories
4. J. Mascis & Sharon Van Etten – Prisoners
5. Train – Sunshine on My Shoulders
6. Old Crow Medicine Show – Back Home Again
7. Lucinda Williams – This Old Guitar
8. Amos Lee – Some Days Are Diamonds
9. Allen Stone – Rocky Mountain High
10. Brett Dennen and Milow – Annie’s Song
11. Evan Dando – Looking for Space
12. Emmylou Harris & Brandi Carlile – Take Me Home, Country Roads
13. Blind Pilot – The Eagle and the Hawk
14. Mary Chapin Carpenter – I Guess He’d Rather Be in Colorado
15. Josh Ritter and Barnstar! – Darcy Farrow
16. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Wooden Indian