Elton John Miranda Lambert Michael Kovac/Getty Images for NARAS
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Elton John?s music has always had a bit of a country influence thanks, in large part, to his longtime lyricist, Bernie Taupin. That?s led to artists such as Tim McGraw covering Elton?s ?Tiny Dancer? and Keith Urban putting his spin on Elton?s ?Country Comfort.?

Now, a few of country?s top artists are lending their voices to Elton John covers on a brand-new double album coming April 6. The country part of the project t is titled ?Restoration,? and features Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Dolly Parton, Brothers Osborne, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley and more bringing out the country flavors in Elton?s music.

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The pop side of the album is called ?Revamp,? and features Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith and Ed Sheehan among those putting their own twist on Elton?s songs.

Elton says in a statement, ?’Restoration? was Bernie?s project and he?s a huge country fan. The ?Revamp? was more my project. He came up with an astonishing list of country performers, both new and legendary.  On ?Revamp? I wrote out a wish list of people that I would love and asked them and, to my surprise, most of them said yes, and we have quite an astonishing, eclectic crew.?

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The new double album’s April 6 release date is just days before the TV special, ?Elton John: I?m Still Standing ? A Grammy Salute,? airs on CBS April 10. Look for Miranda, Maren Morris and Little Big Town to perform on that special.


Here?s the track listing for the Elton double album tribute:

Little Big Town, ?Rocket Man?
Maren Morris, ?Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters?
Don Henley and Vince Gill, ?Sacrifice?
Brothers Osborne, ?Take Me to the Pilot?
Miranda Lambert, ?My Father?s Gun?
Chris Stapleton, ?I Want Love?
Lee Ann Womack, ?Honky Cat?
Kacey Musgraves, ?Roy Rogers?
Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton, ?Please?
Miley Cyrus, ?The Bitch Is Back?
Dierks Bentley, ?Sad Songs (Say So Much)?
Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris, ?This Train Don?t Stop”
Willie Nelson, ?Border Song?

Elton John, Pink, Logic, ?Bennie and the Jets?
Coldplay, ?We All Fall in Love Sometimes?
Alessia Cara, ?I Guess That?s Why They Call It the Blues?
Ed Sheeran, ?Candle in the Wind?
Florence + The Machine, ?Tiny Dancer?
Mumford & Sons, ?Someone Saved My Life Tonight?
Mary J. Blige, ?Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word?
Q Tip feat. Demi Lovato, ?Don?t Go Breaking My Heart?
The Killers, ?Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters?
Sam Smith, ?Daniel?
Miley Cyrus, ?Don?t Let the Sun Go Down on Me?
Lady Gaga, ?Your Song?
Queens of the Stone Age, ?Goodbye Yellow Brick Road?

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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