Forty years ago John Denver released his first single “Rocky Mountain High” and immediately became a household name. John had a strong impact on music and now his efforts are going to be recognized with a new tribute CD.
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucinda Williams and Dave Matthews are among the acts who will honor John Denver on a new tribute album. “John Denver: The Music Is You” will raise money for The Wilderness Society in Denver’s name.
Others who appear on the record include My Morning Jacket doing “Leaving on a Jet Plane,” Brandi Carlile and Emmylou Harris tackling “Take Me Home, Country Roads” and Train remaking “Sunshine on My Shoulders.” J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. and Evan Dando of The Lemonheads also appear on the album, out April 2.
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Track Listing for John Denver: The Music Is You
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
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
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