Elton's longtime writing partner is delighted that Nashville's ''newest and hippest hotel,'' the Bobby, has his art on display.
The Englishman has long been drawn to this city. As his friend Tony Brown says in his biography, Elvis, Strait to Jesus, Bernie has made trips to Nashville in order to become acquainted with its writers, producers and musicians. Tony, in turn, got to meet Elton backstage in 2015.
The introduction came about only after the producer made Taupin a promise: that he'd take him to see Vince Gill and the Time Jumpers the following night.
More recently, Vince joined Don Henley on a cover of Sacrifice for a tribute album of country artists called Restoration: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.