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WVa takes home ‘Country Roads’ – John Denver ‘anthem’ now an official state song

Chris Dorst – Many people have thought that John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” already was West Virginia’s official state song, but that wasn’t the case until Friday, when the Legislature passed a resolution making it so. Here, Mercer County resident Dreama Denver — widow of “Gilligan’s Island” actor Bob Denver, and no relation to…

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“Take Me Home Country Roads” now an official state song of West Virginia

Dreama Denver of Princeton began seeking special recognition for Country Roads after receiving a call from a listener to her radio show. COURTESY OF CHRIS LAWRENCE WITH METRONEWS   CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s likely the only song which every resident of the state knows the words. It’s played in honky tonks and hip hop bars with equal appreciation….

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“Country Roads” Becomes An Official West Virginia State Song

(Charleston, WV)  A special resolution to make the John Denver hit “Take Me Home, Country Roads” an official West Virginia state song successfully passed during the state legislative session last Friday. “Country Roads,” which begins with the lyrics “Almost Heaven, West Virginia…” was a huge million seller for singer John Denver and his co-writers Bill…