Rare Footage Of John Denver And Johnny Cash Singing "Country Roads" Unearthed After 4 Decades
FaithTap Staff 2/4/2019
Music is such a wonderful thing. It brings people together and creates a medium where individuals connect in ways that normal words and simple talking cannot forge. It is a blessing indeed, especially if done artistically and beautifully by talented musicians.
Whether you are a music enthusiast or not, you have probably heard of Johnny Cash and John Denver. These two men are both considered to be legendary musicians who provided a lot of iconic musical pieces that are being listened to and appreciated until today's time. In a rare and amazing moment caught on camera, these two men can be seen as they collaborated during their younger years singing a song that John Denver popularized and a song that definitely takes you where your heart is, none other than the song "Take Me Home, Country Roads."
John Denver was not just a musician. He was also a singer, a songwriter, record producer, actor and a lot more. He was such a talented man who was known for his musical hit, "Take Me Home, Country Roads" or more popularly known as just "Country Roads." However, what people did not know was that this iconic song was originally meant for another artist. That artist was Johnny Cash.
In a rare footage caught on probably one of the promotional tours of John Denver for the song, he can be seen performing his song along with Johnny Cash. Both were playing the guitar and were caught up in the beautiful moment. It was absolutely an amazing collaboration that is worthy of appreciation and admiration.
According to Bill Danoff, the song's composer, this song was initially meant to be sold to Johnny Cash. But, when John Denver visited him and heard what he was working on, he was instantly taken by the song and figured that he just had to have it. And after that, they say, is history.
The song took the world by storm and introduced West Virginia as a state filled with heavenly beauty and a palpable feeling of being home. It peaked at number two in the Billboard US Hot 100 in the year 1971 and earned a gold record status within that same year.
The song was definitely a hit that made John Denver an even more popular household name during the 70's. He was a successful singer and his song was a legendary piece that is destined to cross generations.
You should never miss this one-of-a-kind collaboration between two legendary musical icons!