Various Artists – The Music Is You: A Tribute to John Denver (ATO Records)

This is a John Denver tribute album chock full of amazing artists’ new interpretations of Denver’s beloved songs. These covers are mostly very well-done; the good tracks are fantastic, but the few not-so-good covers are pretty sub-par. Amos Lee’s Some Days Are Diamonds is my favorite; his tribute to his personal songwriting hero is heartfelt and genuine. Annie’s Song is a great indie track. The Bluegrass breakdown of Take Me Home is awesome. Final word: Yes. Yes. Yes. This album is golden. I highly recommend it. – Austin Lyons, 4/2/13

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