Tribute to Warren Zevon (2004)
With Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam and Billy Bob Thornton
Zevon meticulously planned his farewell after he was diagnosed with an inoperable form of lung cancer in 2002. Given just months to live, he gathered his favorite musicians in the studio to record what would be his last songs. Don Henley, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Petty were just a few of the artists who contributed to the sessions, which were filmed for a documentary.
The resulting album, The Wind, was released on August 26th, 2003, just two weeks before he succumbed to his illness. The work posthumously earned him five Grammy nominations, including Song of the Year for the closing ballad, "Keep Me in Your Heart." A recording of the song was played during the ceremony, with live vocal backing from Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam and Billy Bob Thornton — all of whom worked on the album.