It has been forty years since John Denver’s Rocky Mountain High was issued, and to mark the occasion a wonderfully diverse selection of artists have come together for The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver.
Denver left a terrific body of work before his untimely death 15 years ago - he released 23 studio albums, and was a two-time Grammy Award winner.
Timeless songs including Leaving on a Jet Plane, Take Me Home, Country Roads and Annie’s Song all helped contribute to sales in excess of 33 million records.
He has had seven multi-platinum, 13 platinum and 20 gold U.S Certified albums, and is the 53rd highest selling artist worldwide.
The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver features an intriguing, essential selection of artists paying tribute by covering some of his best-known hits.
They include Dave Matthews, Amos Lee, Lucinda Williams, Josh Ritter, Dinosaur Jr front man J Mascis and Evan Dando.
My Morning Jacket embraced the unenviable task of covering Leaving on a Jet Plane.
We have copies of the CD up for grabs in this weeks competition.
To be in with a chance of winning a copy, simply tell us how many records Denver has sold.
Send your answer to: email@example.com and remember to include your name and address.
Closing date for entries is Friday, March 29th, 2013.
>The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver is released on April 2.
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Wilderness Society in John’s name.