John Denver tribute CD to benefit The Wilderness Society

15 years after his death and 40 years after the release of his widely beloved song "Rocky Mountain High," ATO Records celebrates John Denver’s life and music with The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Wilderness Society in John’s name. John Denver was a passionate advocate for protecting wildands, and we are honored to have been chosen to receive proceeds from this special album. 

The album features covers of Denver’s most popular songs by a diverse group of artists including Dave Matthews, My Morning Jacket, Train, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and many more (full track list below).  

Track Listing for John Denver: The Music Is You

  • "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

  • Allen Stone – Rocky Mountain High (Exclusive Wilderness Society Preview)

  • Brett Dennen and Milow – Annie’s Song

  • Evan Dando – Looking for Space

  • Emmylou Harris & Brandi Carlile – Take Me Home, Country Roads

  • Blind Pilot – The Eagle and the Hawk

  • Mary Chapin Carpenter – I Guess He’d Rather Be in Colorado

  • Josh Ritter and Barnstar! – Darcy Farrow

  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Wooden Indian

Some quotes from the musicians about the tracks: 

"Listening to John Denver's voice is like hearing the wind for the first time as a want to follow the wind and become one with it." 
-Jim James

" I think it's one of the best tracks I've ever done, period."
-Lucinda Williams

"For my generation, it's with us from the time that we're born. Our parents love it and then we learn to love it through that."
-Brandi Carlile

"People will be totally interested in rediscovering his music and this sort of spirit that the music was made of."
-Alex Ebert, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver


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