Who is "Mr. Denver?" Simply ask yourself, when you think Colorado, who else do you think of with the last name Denver? Colorado is one of those states that creates fanfare, because it is so awesome. If you are from Mississippi (or Florida, like Johnny Durango), seeing the Rocky Mountains, just might change your life and location forever. John Denver wrote in Rocky Mountain High, that when he came to Colorado, it was like "coming home to a place he'd never been for." Johnny Durango couldn't have written it better, for how he felt when he first came to Colorado at 19. Mr. Denver deserved a musical eulogy from a kindred heart. So, Johnny wrote it.