Australian singles charts:
Take Me Home Country Roads first entered the Kent charts on 30 August 1971 and peaked at #24. It re-appeared on 6 January 1975 and peaked at #37.
The song is on Poems, Prayers & Promises which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 13 January 1975 and peaked at #41.
Take Me Home, Country Roads was written by Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert and John Denver. It is widely thought to be about West Virginia, but the song is actually referring to the western portion of Virginia, as thats where the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah River are primarily located.
To Danoff, the lyric “the radio reminds me of my home far away” in the bridge is quintessentially West Virginian, an allusion to when he listened to the program Saturday Night Jamboree, broadcast from Wheeling, West Virginia on a station at his home in Springfield, Massachusetts during his childhood in the 1950s.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Take_Me_Home,_Country_Roads
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