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Song for the 4th: John Denver ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’

Watch the magic unfold when this John Denver classic is on the playlist.



The Fourth of July holiday is a time when friends and family get together and celebrate the legacy that America stands on. It is a day of solidarity and appreciation for the soldiers who have served and still serve for our country and the American people.

Fireworks, hot dogs, hamburgers, beer, and campfires are the backdrop for this holiday, accompanied by classic tunes that everyone can latch on to.

“Take Me Home, Country Road” written by John Denver, Bill Danoff, and Taffy Danoff brings home the message for me.

When this song is played at any get together, it is immediately sung out with pride by everyone in attendance. The lyrics are American-esque and ring true for the selfless men and women that fight for our freedoms.

We all deserve to be around loved ones on this holiday and be at a place we can call home, no matter where that might be. “Take me home to the place I belong” sums up this feeling, because no matter where your home might be, we all should have a place we can call home base.

The feeling of collectively signing a well-known classic with friends and family is like no other. When singing the lyrics of this song with a group it gives me a sense of purpose and fulfillment and reminds me of freedom and protecting a legacy.

On this Fourth of July, throw John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” on the playlist, and watch the magic unfold.

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