ATO Records To Release The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver April 2

By on March 9, 2013


STREAM: J Mascis & Sharon Van Etten covering “Prisoners”

WATCH: Album Trailer #2


Fifteen 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, slated for April 2. The album features covers of Denver’s most

popular songs by a diverse group of artists including Dave Matthews,

My Morning Jacket, Train, Amos Lee, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic

Zeros, Brandi Carlile and Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Josh Ritter

and Barnstar!, Old Crow Medicine Show, Kathleen Edwards (produced

by Jim James), Brett Dennen and Milow, Mary Chapin Carpenter,

Allen Stone, Blind Pilot, J Mascis, and Sharon Van Etten and

Evan Dando. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to

The Wilderness Society in John’s name.


You can now listen to My Morning Jacket’s cover of “Leaving On A Jet

Plane,” and Brett Dennen and Milow’s cover of “Annie’s Song.”


John Denver, the two-time Grammy Award-winning singer songwriter

(and five-time Grammy Awards host) and the Poet Laureate of Colorado,

released 23 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. Denver is the 53rd highest selling artist worldwide

with over 33 million records sold and seven Billboard Top Ten Albums in the

U.S. His catalogue continues to sell thousands of units per week. He has had

seven multiplatinum, thirteen platinum and 20 gold U.S. Certified albums.

Among his numerous awards and recognitions, Denver was instrumental in

championing environmental causes and space exploration.


Watch the first trailer for the album featuring interviews from Brandi

Carlile, Dave Matthews, Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic

Zeros) and many more.


Track Listing for The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver

   “Leaving on a Jet Plane” by My Morning Jacket

“Take Me To Tomorrow” by Dave Matthews

“All of My Memories” by Kathleen Edwards

“Prisoners” by J Mascis and Sharon Van Etten

 “Sunshine On My Shoulders” by Train

“Back Home Again” by Old Crow Medicine Show

“This Old Guitar” by Lucinda Williams

“Some Days are Diamonds” by Amos Lee
“Rocky Mountain High” by Allen Stone

“Annie’s Song” by Brett Dennen and Milow

“Looking For Space” by Evan Dando

 “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by Brandi Carlile and Emmylou Harris

“The Eagle and The Hawk” by Blind Pilot

“I Guess He’d Rather Be In Colorado” by Mary Chapin Carpenter

 “Darcy Farrow” by Josh Ritter and Barnstar!

 “Wooden Indian” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros


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