State Songs

"West Virginia My Home Sweet Home," "The West Virginia Hills," "This is My West Virginia," "Country Roads Take Me Home"

 

“West Virginia My Home Sweet Home” by Julian G. Hearner, Jr. was declared the official State Song by Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 11 on March 3, 1947. On February 3, 1961, and without knowledge of the fact that a State Song had already been designated, “The West Virginia Hills” by Ellen King and H. E. Engle was taken as the official State Song by Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 5. Realizing the error and wanting to add the song “This is My West Virginia” by Iris Bell, on February 28, 1963, the Legislature adopted House Concurrent Resolution No. 19, declaring that all three as the official State Songs of West Virginia. In 2014, House Concurrent Resolution No. 40 added “Country Roads, Take Me Home” by Bill Danoff, John Denver, and Taffy Nivert as the fourth official State Song.

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West Virginia My Home Sweet Home

This is My West Virginia

Country Roads

The West Virginia Hills