About the song

Take Me Home, Country Roads is a popular song by American singer-songwriter John Denver. It was released as a single in 1971 and became one of his signature songs, reaching number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was written by Denver, Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert, who were inspired by the scenic beauty of West Virginia and the nostalgia for their home state of Massachusetts . The song has been covered by many artists, such as Olivia Newton-John, Ray Charles, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole and Kingsman: The Golden Circle cast. The song is also considered an unofficial anthem of West Virginia and has been played at various sporting events and ceremonies in the state.