West Virginia Music

With obvious roots in country and old-time music, West Virginia gives us a lot of music based in reality and hard times but also in what it takes to overcome those obstacles. Unsurprisingly, there is a lot of music which draws from the coal culture as well. And we all know that country roads always take us home to West Virginia.

The Playlist

Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver

West Virginia My Home - Hazel Dickens

Girl From West Virginia - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Coal Miner's Hands - Blackwater Outlaws

The Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia - Emmylou Harris

West Virginia Ground - Dwight McCall

Dallas - Reba McEntire

Covered in Coal - Blackwater Outlaws

West Virginia Underground  -Taylor Made

Stone Coal West Virginia - Dave Evans

Leaving West Virginia - Chad Slagle

West Virginia in My Rearview - No One You Know

West Virginia Man - David Alan Coe

Salt Pork West Virginia - Louis Jordan

West Virginia Friend  -Holly Near

Small Town - Nappy Roots

You Remind Me of West Virginia - Wyatt Turner


Native Sons and Daughters

American Saturday Night - Brad Paisley

Coal Tattoo - Kathy Mattea

Black Eyed Joe's - Little Jimmy Dickens

Travelling the Highway Home - Molly O'Day

Down on the Banks of the Old Ohio - Lilly Brothers

Poor Ellen Smith - Molly 'Day

Woman Behind the Man Behind the Wheel - Red Sovine

Lean On Me - Bill Withers (really!)

Cumberland Gap - Frank Hutchison

Fanny Mae - Blind Joe Hill

This Ole House  - Wilma Lee Cooper

Orange Blossom Special - Charlie McCoy

Come Home to West Virginia - Landau Eugene Murphy

Carrying Your Love With Me - Jeff Stevens

The Letter - Asleep at the Wheel

Sunny Side of the Mountain - Hawkshaw Hawkins


From the Road

In The Short Rows Now - Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers

All Dressed Up - Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers

(I saw these guys do an amazing show at the Mountaineer Opry in Milton)

You Can Never Go Home Again - Man About a Horse

A Few Hundred Miles - Man About a Horse

(These guys did an amazing show at the Purple Fiddle in Thomas)

John Henry - Joe Henry

Winter Wheat - John K. Samson

Fellow Traveler - John K. Samson

Sentimental Journey - Nellie McKay

(These artists were on Mountain Stage in Charleston when I saw them!)