Considering they’re pretty much a really talented pop vocal ensemble influenced by country music, there’s few better choices for an Elton John tribute album than Little Big Town. Further, there’s few better choices for a countrified cover than “Rocket Man,” a song about a lonely and tired worker.
The four-piece will appear on the Nashville Edition of Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Other artists range from Miley Cyrus to Chris Stapleton, offering up his take on “I Want Love.”
It arrives April 6, the same day as Revamp, a pop edition featuring covers by Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Cyrus and others. Little Big Town also appears on the television special I’m Still Standing: A Grammy Salute to Elton John. which airs April 10 on CBS.
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Beyond the group’s soaring and interweaving harmonies, it’s mostly just percussion driving the song’s pace. This less-is-more arrangement allows the vocals to sound like they exist in a space as vast as the moon’s orbit. As for the lyrics, Little Big Town’s country leanings further expose that its writers followed NASA’s lead, launching a common man with everyday worries into outer space.
Restoration Track List:
1. “Rocket Man” – Little Big Town
2. “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” – Maren Morris
3. “Sacrifice” – Don Henley and Vince Gill
4. “Take Me to the Pilot” – Brothers Osborne
5. “My Father’s Gun” – Miranda Lambert
6. “I Want Love” – Chris Stapleton
7. “Honky Cat” – Lee Ann Womack
8. “Roy Rogers” – Kacey Musgraves
9. “Please” – Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton
10. “The Bitch Is Back” – Miley Cyrus
11. “Sad Songs (Say So Much)” – Dierks Bentley
12. “This Train Don’t Stop” – Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris
13. “Border Song” – Willie Nelson
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