“Take Me Home, Country Roads” is one of the most popular country songs that people know. Even those who are not a fan of country music might still know this song. There may be various reasons why people easily like this single, but whatever it is, we can agree that “Take Me Home, Country Roads” has an unforgettable tune and lyrics.
John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads”
The song was first recorded by John Denver in 1971 for his album Poems, Prayers, & Promises. It took a little while before it reached the top of the chart. “Take Me Home, Country Roads” placed at number fifty on the Billboard Country chart. Moreover, it secured a higher spot on the Billboard Adult Contemporary and Hot 100. The song did not only score a top position on the chart. Denver’s single was Gold and Platinum-certified by RIAA.
There have been many versions of this song. It began from the year Denver released his version until 2018. Some of the artists who covered the song were Loretta Lynn, Lynn Anderson, Eddy Arnold, The Statler Brothers, Olivia Newton-John, Brenda Lee, Skeeter Davis, and many more.
The song draws a picture of beautiful West Virginia. In addition, the narrator longs to arrive home where his lover lives. This artistic beauty in John Denver’s single makes it a masterpiece that will always be remembered by many generations.
“Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River
Life is old there, older than the trees
Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze.”
Justin Diaz’s Rendition
The popularity of the song reached the younger generations. In fact, we can watch a lot of YouTube videos that covered this single. One artist who recreated John Denver’s song is Justin Diaz. He performed a stripped-down version of “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” with his acoustic guitar. Diaz released the video last year. And, he earned a total of 1.4 million views on YouTube.
Here’s Diaz’s incredible yet straightforward version of “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”
Justin Diaz is a musician from the Napa Valley who discovered his love of music at a very young age. His vocals are soothing to the ear. Surely, you will want to listen to his songs all the time. Diaz continues to do what he loves by performing on weddings, lounges, and other events. Aside from playing and making music, Diaz is also fond of traveling. You can check him out on his YouTube Channel or Website. We are hoping he will cover more country songs in the future.
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