Chris Stapleton, "I Want Love"
Elton John is one of our foremost living legends, and the diversity of performers represented in his pair of forthcoming tribute albums, Revamp and Restoration, is a testament to his outsized influence. Chris Stapleton contributes to the Restoration disc, which pulls together country and Americana artists to celebrate John's rootsier output. He tackles John's 2001 track "I Want Love," a Grammy-nominated song off the also nominated album Songs From the West Coast. Stapleton adds a little grit where John would offer bombast, his vocals so suited to the tune that, to casual ears, it could be a cut from one of his own albums. B.M.