As one of the world's best-known and best-loved performers, John Denver earned international acclaim as a songwriter, musician, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian. Denver's music spans four decades, has outlasted countless musical trends, and has garnered numerous awards and honors, including multiple gold and platinum albums, induction into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, and the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Music award.
Denver experienced his first major break in the music industry in 1965 when he was chosen to be the lead singer of the popular Mitchell Trio. Two years and three albums later, Denver had honed his considerable vocal talent and developed his own songwriting style. He soon gained national recognition when his song "Leaving On A Jet Plane" was recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary and quickly became their first and only number one hit.
Less than two years later, after the trio had disbanded, Denver found himself climbing the pop music charts with songs like "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Rocky Mountain High," "Sunshine On My Shoulders," "Annie's Song," "Back Home Again," "Thank God Im A Country Boy," and "Calypso," solidifying his position as one of the decade's top stars.
Today, millions of fans, old and new, continue to enjoy the work of this extraordinary performer. 30 albums and three decades after he began, John Denver's music is as relevant as ever. His humanitarian work continues to strengthen our global village, and his dynamic celebration of life, spirit and nature is a powerful inspiration to us all.