Little Big Town Add Mesmerizing Harmonies to Elton John’s ‘Rocket Man’ [Listen]
Little Big Town have lent their voices to Elton John's upcoming tribute album, which will be released on April 6. On Revamp and Restoration, artists from multiple genres put their own interpretation on John's classic songs, including this cover of 1972's "Rocket Man."
And boy can they harmonize. The nearly five-minute track has the quartet reinterpreting the song, with mesmerizing in-sync vocals and stripped down musical accompaniment. Jimi Westbrook takes lead while his bandmates, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Phillip Sweet provide striking backing vocals. It's a beautiful take on John's hit that highlights those memorable Little Big Town vocals.
"We’re excited to be part of such a special project reimagining the songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin," Little Big Town write on Twitter.
Music fans previously got a taste of the project with Chris Stapleton's memorable contribution of John's 2001 Grammy-nominated "I Want Love." Additional country acts featured on the Restoration disc include: Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris, Miley Cyrus, Vince Gill and Don Henley, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Brothers Osborne, Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton, plus 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 John says in a press release. “As songwriters, Bernie [Taupin] and myself are thrilled when singers we admire and respect as much as those on Revamp and Restoration choose to add their own unique twist in the process. 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."
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