John Denver’s ‘Country Roads’ Is West Virginia’s Tourism Anthem; These Photos Show You Why
The US state of West Virginia has purchased the rights for John Denver's song 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' to use as its tourism anthem. Here are photos of the mountains that inspired the iconic song.
| Published: November 14, 2017 3:03 PM IST
Published: November 14, 2017 3:03 PM IST | Updated: November 14, 2017 3:03 PM IST
Written by John Denver, Taffy Nivert and Bill Danoff, the 1971 song ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ was inspired by the long, winding country roads of West Virginia. It is one of the most iconic songs by singer-songwriter John Denver, and it will now be the tourism anthem for the US state. The tourism department of the state has acquired the rights for the song and will be using it in marketing material starting this week. So we decided to show you the mountains of West Virginia that inspired this classic. ALSO READ: Detroit Photos That Show Why This Is among the Best Cities to Visit in 2018
Fog in the Blackwater Canyon at sunset, seen from Lindy Point, Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia
Harpers Ferry Bridge, an important historical setting in West Virginia
Harpers Ferry with snow on the ground and in the Shenandoah and Potomac river, shot from Maryland Heights Overlook
Hiker on Big Schloss, in George Washington National Forest
Morning light over autumn foliage at Bear Rocks Preserve in West Virginia’s Dolly Sods
Panorama of New River at main overlook at Grand View in New River Gorge National Park
Seneca Rocks, a popular destination for rock climbers
Sunrise at Bear Rocks Dolly Sod preserve
The New River Gorge Bridge, seen from the Canyon Rim Visitor Center Overlook
View of Shenandoah Valley and Appalachian Mountains from the Mill Mountain Trail on Great North Mountain in George Washington National Forest
View of the Trout Run Valley from Tibbet Knob, in George Washington National Forest
View on Harpers Ferry from Maryland Heights
Sunset over the mountains of West Virginia
Winter Sunset in the Mountains of the state
Autumn in West Virginia Along Mountain Stream
‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ has been pretty popular in the state ever since its release in 1971. It calls the mountain state ‘almost heaven’, and listening to this song you can almost picture driving through the Blue Ridge mountains, along the winding roads. The song has always been an unofficial anthem of the state and became an official one three years ago. NOW READ: This Kashmir Ski Trip Video Will Make You Want to Hit the Snow NOW!
John Denver’s signature song has been playing in football games and university athletic events since 1971. And it is going to be featured in an ad campaign in 2018, according to the West Virginia tourism office.