John Denver Honoured with Tribute Album Featuring My Morning Jacket, J Mascis, Kathleen Edwards
Published Oct 22, 2012This year has seen an explosion in the popularity of high-profile tribute albums, and the latest star-studded covers disc will feature the songs of iconic folk strummer John Denver. The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver will arrive in February 2013 via ATO Records.
The collection features an impressive array of big names, including My Morning Jacket, Kathleen Edwards, J Mascis, Sharon Van Etten, Josh Ritter, Dave Matthews, Lucinda Williams, Amos Lee, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Old Crow Medicine Show, Brandi Carlile, Mary Chapin Carpenter and more.
The tracklist isn't yet entirely set in stone, since Lucinda Williams's selection has yet to be confirmed, but you can see the bulk of the song titles below. More artists will reportedly be added to the compilation.
This album comes 15 years after Denver's tragic death in an airplane crash, and 40 years after the release of his classic song "Rocky Mountain High."
The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver:
"Take Me To Tomorrow" - Dave Matthews
"Leaving, on a Jet Plane" - My Morning Jacket
"Sunshine On My Shoulders" - Train
"Take Me Home, Country Roads" - Brandi Carlile
"Some Days are Diamonds" - Amos Lee
"Back Home Again" - Old Crow Medicine Show
"Darcy Farrow" - Josh Ritter and Barnstar
"All of My Memories" - Kathleen Edwards
"Annie's Song" - Brett Dennen and Milow
"Eagle and the Hawk" - Blind Pilot
"Prisoners" - J Mascis and Sharon Van Etten
"Looking For Space" - Evan Dando
"I Guess He'd Rather Be In Colorado" - Mary Chapin Carpenter
"Wooden Indian" - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros