The Woody Guthrie Heart is internet hosting a particular exhibition of John Denver Music this fall
The Woody Guthrie Center will spend the fall highlighting the music, activism, and life of John Denver with a new exhibit.
“Rhymes and Reasons: The Music of John Denver” opens September 1st at the Woody Guthrie Center with a VIP preview on August 31st.
Deana McCloud, executive director of the Woody Guthrie Center, said sharing the Denver collection at the center will place an emphasis on the connections the two artists share.
Both were known for their productive writing and extensive activism – in addition to the fact that Denver’s parents and grandparents lived in Oklahoma.
“As a songwriter, social activist and environmentalist, John Denver has worked consistently to bring about positive change in our world,” said McCloud.
“His life’s work followed in Woody’s footsteps and we are proud to have this amazing exhibit at Woody’s home in downtown Tulsa.”
Denver, who died in a plane crash in 1997, received awards for his humanitarian work as well as for his music with a songwriting catalog that made him one of the top hitmakers of the 1970s.
His songs included “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, “Rocky Mountain High”, “Sunshine On My Shoulders”, “Annie’s Song”, “Back Home Again”, “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” and ” Calypso”. ”