Little Big Town have released the official music video for their version of Elton John’s Rocket Man and you can watch it exclusively here.
The Country group recorded the track for new album Restoration, a celebration of some of Elton John’s most beloved hits, which is available now.
Speaking of the track, Little Big Town say, “One of the main reasons why we chose Rocket Man was because we were so intrigued by not just of course, Elton John, but by using the sounds from the Juno project so we had all these Jupiter noises and we were like what if we did the acapella version of Rocket Man on the Elton record and Frank Liddell loved that idea and we were off to the races.”
Restoration features some of the biggest Country artists in the world including Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris, Miley Cyrus, Vince Gill and Don Henley, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton, Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton and Lee Ann Womack. They all put their own take on Elton and Bernie Taupin’s timeless songs.
Elton John says: “It’s always a huge compliment when an artist loves your song enough to take the time and effort to rework it. As songwriters, Bernie and myself are thrilled when singers we admire and respect 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.”
“Because of our love of all kinds of music, we’re not stuck in one genre,” said Bernie Taupin. “From day one we borrowed from everything that’s good about American music – whether it’s blues, country, gospel, pop, pure rock – everything got thrown in the mix. I think that’s why our music over the years has been so varied. It would be tiring if you just got stuck in one niche your entire career, especially when it’s one as long as ours.”
Last month Elton announced his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, comprising of over 300 dates across five continents over three years. The tour kicks off in the US in September and marks the finale of 50 years on the road.