Forty years ago John Denver released his first single “Rocky Mountain High” and immediately became a household name. Denver had a strong impact on music and now his efforts are going to be recognized with a new tribute CD.
The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver features countless artists whose careers have been influenced by Denver and his music. Featured artists include My Morning Jacket, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Dave Matthews, Sharon Van Etten and J Mascis. Also contributing to the album is Josh Ritter, Old Crow Medicine Show, Evan Dando, Kathleen Edwards, Lucinda Williams, Brett Dennen, Blind Pilot. Each artist will do their own rendition of one of Denver’s biggest hits. Part of the proceeds made from the the sells of The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver will go towards environmental initiatives made in Denver’s name.
The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver comes out nearly 15 years after the legendary singer songwriter’s death. The album is set to be released in February. Check out the tracklist below.
The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver Tracklist
1. Take Me to Tomorrow – Dave Matthews
2. Leaving, on a Jet Plane – My Morning Jacket
3. Sunshine On My Shoulders – Train
4. Wooden Indian – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
5. Some Days are Diamonds – Amos Lee
6. TBA – Lucinda Williams
7. Take Me Home, Country Roads – Brandi Carlile
8. Back Home Again – Old Crow Medicine Show
9. Darcy Farrow – Josh Ritter and Barnstar
10.All of My Memories – Kathleen Edwards
11. Prisoners – J Mascis and Sharon Van Etten
12. Annie’s Song – Brett Dennen and Millow
13. Eagle and the Hawk – Blind Pilot
14. I Guess He’d Rather Be In Colorado – Mary Chapin Carpenter