Last week, I told you that Elton John will be saluted with a GRAMMY special that will air on CBS on April 10th, but that isn’t the only tribute he’s getting. A few days before, on April 6th, two albums saluting Elton and longtime lyricist Bernie Taupin will be released, “Revamp,” featuring pop, rock and urban artists, and “Restoration,” featuring country artists.
Artists on “Revamp,” include Mary J. Blige, Alessia Cara, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Florence And The Machine, Lady Gaga, The Killers, Mumford and Sons, Pink and Logic, Q-Tip featuring Demi Lovato, Queens of the Stone Age, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith.
Meanwhile Universal Nashville will release “Restoration,” featuring Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris, Miley, Vince Gill and Don Henley, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton, Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton and Lee Ann Womack.
It’s always a huge compliment when an artist loves your song enough to take the time and effort to rework it,” Elton says. “It means that our music is still relevant and ultimately that our songs continue to reach new audiences. We’re humbled and thank them all for their generosity.”