Brothers Osborne Tackle Elton John’s ‘Take Me to the Pilot’ [LISTEN]
Duo Brothers Osborne join the all-star lineup of country singers slotted to pay tribute to Elton John on Restoration, one half of the double-album extravaganza honoring the legendary performer. For their contribution, the Brothers Osborne kick the energy up a notch with their fiery rendition of "Take Me to the Pilot." Readers can press play above to listen to the track.
Alongside Miranda Lambert's intimate performance of "My Father's Gun," Maren Morris' soulful take on "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" and Chris Stapleton's aching "I Want Love," among many other contributions, the duo refocuses the project squarely on a party vibe in this raucous, feel-good song. The song was originally written by John and his writing partner, Bernie Taupin, for the iconic artist's eponymous second album, which was released in 1970.
Along with its companion album, Revamp, Restoration was released on April 6 in advance of John's massive farewell tour. Farewell Yellow Brick Road, which will kick off this September, is set to span 300 stops and three years, and will cap off the performer's 50-year career.
Assembled by Taupin, Restoration focuses on modern country interpretations of John's music. According to a press release, Taupin explains that his 50-year songwriting partnership with John has stood the test of time in part because of their musical diversity. "Because of our love of all kinds of music, we're not stuck in one genre," he goes on to say. From day one, we borrowed everything that's good about American music -- whether it's blues, country, gospel, pop or pure rock -- everything got thrown in the mix."
In addition to the tour, CBS will air a special tribute to John's rich musical career this evening (April 10), called Elton John: I'm Still Standing -- a Grammy Salute. The special airs at 9PM ET and will feature a cross-genre showcase of today's biggest artists.
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