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Did West Virginia Inspire 'Country Roads'? 50 Years Later, Here's What We Know

Did West Virginia inspire the John Denver Song “Take Me Home, County Roads?” The song is one of the things people across the globe connect with West Virginia. But there’s a debate about whether the song was really even written about the state. This year marks the 50th anniversary for the song.

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September 6, 1980: Singer John Denver Helps Dedicate New Mountaineer Field

On September 6, 1980, singer John Denver and some 50,000 West Virginia University fans belted out a rousing rendition of “Country Roads” to dedicate new…

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Latest in Popular Video Game Series to Be Set in West Virginia

West Virginia will be the setting for the latest in a video game series with an international following. The game will feature landscapes, folklore and…

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December 29, 1970: "Take Me Home, Country Roads" Is Complete

On December 29, 1970, songwriters Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, and John Denver finished writing what would become one of the most popular tunes in history…

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