BROOMFIELD, Colo. (AP) – Olivia Newton-John is set to host a benefit concert celebrating the late John Denver as he becomes the first inductee of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame on April 21.

Newton-John, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Lee Ann Womack and John Oates are among those scheduled to perform at the concert, which will be held in the Denver suburb of Broomfield.

olivia newton john Newton John To Host Concert Honoring John Denver In Broomfield

Olivia Newton-John (credit: AP)

Composer Lee Holdridge will lead the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra in a tribute performance, and some of Denver’s hits will be performed by collaborators Bill Danoff, who co-wrote “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” and John Sommers, who wrote “Thank God I’m A Country Boy.”

Some proceeds from the concert will benefit the Cousteau Society, Windstar Foundation and the University of Colorado’s music school.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (2)
  1. James says:

    It’s about time he is honored. We forget how many great ‘classic’ pop songs John Denver wrote and performed. Glad to see his pal Olivia is involved. Will this be televised?!

    1. Robin says:

      I sure hope this will be televised!! I love John Denver and am thrilled that
      he will be honored.

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