Lyrics Undercover

A weekly show that explores the meanings and inspirations behind the lyrics of popular music.


Lyrics Undercover 352: “Country Roads” – John Denver

From this episode…
John Denver’s ‘Country Roads’ hit number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released in 1971. It is one of Denver’s most popular songs. It is now the student-adopted theme song for West Virginia University. It was written by Denver’s friends Bill and Taffy Danoff, and the song almost wasn’t made.

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 2017-04-05  8m