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'Country Roads' becomes new state song

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West Virginia has a new state song. 

On Friday the Legislature approved a resolution to make John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" an official state song. 

West Virginia already has three official state songs, which were given that status in 1963.  Those songs included "This Is My West Virginia", "The West Virginia Hills" and "West Virginia My Home Sweet Home".

This current state song effort was started two years ago by the widow of "Gilligan's Island" actor Bob Denver.

Denver is a Bluefield native.