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‘‘Country Roads’’

Dec 29, 1970

"Country Roads" was written by John Denver, Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert

Dec 30, 1970

"Country Roads" was performed publicly for the first time, the night after it was written.


"Country Roads" was released by John Denver

Sep 06, 1980

John Denver opened Mountaineer Field in Morgantown with "Take Me Home, Country Roads"

Other events that happened on or around September 06, 1980


State acquired rights to use "Country Roads" to promote tourism

Other events that happened on or around 1999

Mar 07, 2014

The state legislature approved a resolution naming “Country Roads” as West Virginia’s fourth state song

Other events that happened on or around March 07, 2014

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