Album of the Day – Rocky Mountain High
Rocky Mountain High was first released in 1972 by RCA Records. It was John Denver’s first Top 10 album, propelled by the single “Rocky Mountain High.” The song was primarily inspired by Denver’s move to Aspen, Colorado three years earlier and his love for the state. The song was considered a major piece of 1970s pop culture, and became a well-associated piece of Colorado history. After years as an unofficial anthem for Colorado, on March 12, 2007, the Colorado General Assembly made “Rocky Mountain High” one of two official state songs, sharing the honor with “Where the Columbines Grow.”
Rocky Mountain High is now digitally remastered and available as part of the RCA Albums Collection.