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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.