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Take Me Home with Forever Country Mashup

Posted on: September 21, 2016

I’ve been singing TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS for a few years with the book illustrated by Christopher Canyon. Not to equivocate too much when I express my love for all the songs in my repertoire, but COUNTRY ROADS is far and away the favorite and most requested.  I have had the pleasure of sharing this song with vastly diverse groups of people and in all age groups from cabaret venues and libraries, to every elementary school grade.  This song is a favorite and most requested across all divides.  There is just an extra special something about it.  Maybe it’s that everybody wants to go home.

The Country Music Awards has created a mashup of TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROADS with a couple other songs, most notably (to me, at least) Dolly Parton’s great song I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU.  It’s terrific:

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take me home country roads
Take Me Home, Country Roads

Words and Music by John Denver, Taffy Nivert and Bill Danoff
Words Adapted by Christopher Canyon
Illustrated by Christopher Canyon
ISBN 978-1584690726

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