MUSIC AWARDS

1974  – Academy of Country Music: Album of the Year for “Back Home Again”
1975 – American Music Awards: Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist
1976 – American Music Awards: Favorite Country Album for “Back Home Again”
1976 – American Music Awards: Favorite Country Male Artist
1975 – Country Music Association: Entertainer of the Year
1975 – Country Music Association: Song of the Year for “Back Home Again”
1975 – Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special for “An Evening With John Denver”
1977 – People’s Choice Awards: Favorite Male Music Performer
1993 – Albert Schweitzer Music Award: For a life’s work dedicated to music and devoted to humanity.
1996 – Inducted to the Songwriters Hall of Fame
1997 – Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children for “All Aboard”
1998 – Grammy Hall of Fame Award for “Take Me Home, Country Roads”

OTHER RECOGNITION

1997 – Poet Laureate of Colorado
1979 – U.S. Jaycee’s Ten Outstanding Men of America
1982 – Carl Sandburg’s People’s Poet Award
1985 – NASA Public Service Medal
2007 – “Rocky Mountain High” declared state song of Colorado

ASCAP TOP HITS

1969 – Leaving On A Jetplane
1971 – Follow Me, Take Me Home, Country Roads
1973 – Rocky Mountain high
1974 – back Home Again
1975 – Calypso, Fly Away, I’m Sorry, Thank God I’m A Country Boy
1976 – Looking For Space
1977 – Baby You Look Good To Me Tonight
1978 – How can I Leave You Again
1981 – Take Me Home Country Roads (re-release)

Platinum Albums (1 Million Sold):

A Christmas Together (John Denver and the Muppets)
An Evening With John Denver (3x platinum)
Back Home Again (3x platinum)
I Want To Live
John Denver’s Greatest Hits (9x platinum)
John Denver’s Greatest Hits Vol 2 (2x platinum)
Poems, Prayers and Promises
Rocky Mountain Collection
Rocky Mountain Christmas (2x platinum)
Rocky Mountain High (2x platinum)
Rocky Mountain High: The Best of John Denver
Spirit
The Very Best of John Denver
The Wildlife Concert
Windsong (2x platinum)

Platinum Singles:

Take Me Home Country Roads

Gold Albums (1/2 Million Sold):

Aerie
A Christmas Together (John Denver and the Muppets)
An Evening with John Denver
Back Home Again
Farewell Andromeda
I Want To Live
John Denver’s Greatest Hits
John Denver’s Greatest Hits Vol 2
John Denver’s Greatest Hits Vol 3
Poems, Prayers and Promises
Rocky Mountain Christmas
Rocky Mountain Collection
Rocky Mountain High
Rocky Mountain High: The Best of John Denver
Seasons of the Heart
Some Days Are Diamonds
Spirit
The Very Best of John Denver
The Wildlife Concert
Windsong

Gold Singles:

Annie’s Song
Back Home Again
I’m Sorry
Perhaps Love (with Placido Damingo)
Sunshine On My Shoulders
Take Me Home, Country Road
Thank God I’m A Country Boy

Canadian Gold:

John Denver’s Greatest Hits
A Christmas Together

Australian Gold:

Rocky Mountain Christmas
An Evening With John Denver
Windsong
Rocky Mountain High
John Denver’s Greatest Hits
Poems, Prayers and Promises
Back Home Again
Higher Ground

German Gold:

The Best of John Denver

In 1981, Denver received a special RCA Award for his album “John Denver’s Greatest Hits,” which sold in excess of 20 Million copies in the United States alone, and is still one of the largest selling albums in the history of RCA.