Country Stars Honour Elton John & Bernie Taupin

Published On April 9, 2018 | By Cheryl Johnstone | Country Music News

New tribute album Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin features interpretations of some of Elton’s biggest hits by country artists.

The collection features Little Big Town (“Rocket Man”), Chris Stapleton (“I Want Love”), Dierks Bentley (“Sad Songs (Say So Much)”), Kacey Musgraves (“Roy Rogers”), Brothers Osborne (“Take Me to the Pilot”), Vince Gill and Don Henley (“Sacrifice”), Lee Ann Womack (“Honkycat”) and many more.

Composer/Songwriter Bernie Taupin, who also created the album cover art, tells us this project is chock full of talent.

“This has just been a joy because it’s like I’m a kid in a candy store because I get to work and be around people that are not only friends but people that I respect tremendously. And then new artists are thrown into the mix, the best of the new artists I might add. I mean we’ve got so much talent on this album it’s frightening.”

Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin was released on Friday (April 6th).

In celebration of Elton John and his 50 years of making music, CBS will air a tribute special, Elton John: I’m Still Standing – A Grammy Salute on Tuesday (April 10th) at 9pm ET. Several artists, including Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert will sing classic Elton John songs during the show. John Legend, Miley Cyrus, Kesha and many others are also performing.

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