A cowboy version of “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver
American country music artist single daryle did not leave his country’s fans empty. Like many legendary singers who have gone on to the afterlife, Singletary’s legacy lives on. As his music was played and listened to, we continue to discover and appreciate more of his musical talents.
The singer may not have had huge success with his recordings of contemporary songs in the 90s, but he scored five Top 40 hits from 1995 to 1998. Plus, his catchy songs”Amen kind of love“, “Too much fun” and “I let her lieearned him the Top 5 hits.
From 2000 to 2010, Singletary released four more studio albums on different record labels. Some of them included greatest hits covers, including “Take me home, country roads.” Singletary’s version of the iconic song appeared on his 2010 album Rockin’ in the Country. It is one of the 12 tracks included on said disc. Although it was a cover, Singletary’s unrivaled vocals infused a cowboy element, making the song sound authentic country. His distinct singing style perfectly combined that of george jones and Haggard Merle. Didn’t he have died in FebruarySingletary may have recorded more cowboy hits than we’ll all love to listen to.
This is Singletary’s remake of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads”.
Brief song background
John Denver didn’t just record the song “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” He also co-wrote it with Bill Danoff and Tiffany Nivert. It eventually became one of Denver’s most notable and successful songs. Additionally, it holds prominent status as an iconic landmark of West Virginia describing the place as “almost heaven.” Likewise, the song became one of West Virginia’s official state anthems in 2014.
The composition of the song took place on the road as Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert were traveling to a family reunion in neighboring Maryland. Danoff admitted that he had never been to West Virginia before writing the song. By taking the small winding roads, Danoff wrote a ballad of it. This composition became the song we all know today as
“Take me home, country roads.”
Originally, Danoff and Nivert had planned to sell the song to Johnny Cash. However, Denver heard it first and became interested in recording it. The singer also announced that this song will appear on his next album. Denver first performed the song during a set on December 30, 1970. She set a record for having the longest standing ovation, which lasted five minutes, in Cellar Door history. In January 1971, the song was recorded in New York.
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