With last year marking 15 years since the tragic death of John Denver and 40 years since the release of his instantly recognizable hit ‘Rocky Mountain High,’ the people at ATO Records will celebrate Denver’s life and music with the release of a brand new tribute album that features an intriguingly diverse group of artists. The record is nothing short of a unique experience that packs in a ton of heart, a helping of nostalgia, and all memories of singing along with Mom and Dad in the back of a stationwagon that one could ask for.
The unique new compilation of Denver’s most popular songs will feature an eclectic array of artists that will bring you back to simpler days including My Morning Jacket, Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros, Lucinda Williams, Dave Matthews and more. The album officially drops on April 2nd and a portion of all proceeds from the album sales will also be donated to The Wilderness Society in John’s name; so don’t wait any longer to pre-order your copy today here and visit ATO Records Official Site for more!
Get an exclusive sneak peek of “The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver” below:
Check out a classic performance of ‘Rocky Mountain High‘ by the legend himself:
1. Leaving on a Jet Plane by My Morning Jacket
2. Take Me To Tomorrow by Dave Matthews
3. All Of My Memories by Kathleen Edwards
4. Prisoners by J Mascis and Sharon Van Etten
5. Sunshine on My Shoulders by Train
6. Back Home Again by Old Crow Medicine Show
7. This Old Guitar by Lucinda Williams
8. Some Days Are Diamonds by Amos Lee
9. Rocky Mountain High by Allen Stone
10. Annie’s Song by Brett Dennen and Milow
11. Looking For Space by Evan Dando
12. Take Me Home, Country Roads by Brandi Carlile and Emmylou Harris
13. The Eagle and The Hawk by Blind Pilot
14. I Guess He’d Rather Be In Colorado by Mary Chapin Carpenter
15. Darcy Farrow by Josh Ritter and Barnstar!
16. Wooden Indian by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
All photos courtesy of John Denver estate.