Country Roads

The theme song of West Virginia University, “Take Me Home Country Roads,” has been performed at every home football pre-game show since 1972. The song also is played after every home win and fans are encouraged to stay in the stands and join in singing “Country Roads.”

In 1980, John Denver performed his hit song during pre-game festivities to a sold-out crowd of Mountaineer fans. His performance of “Country Roads” marked the dedication of Mountaineer Field and the first game for head coach Don Nehlen.

Lyrics to “Country Roads” are also available here: Country Roads Lyrics .

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