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The Road Home, Vol. 2: More Songs of West Virginia

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AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett

West Virginia has a storied folk music history, and as music historian (and West Virginian) Scott Hill noticed, a lot of songs have been written about coming back to West Virginia, songs full of the kind of longing only a true home can inspire, the most famous being John Denver's “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” Hill assembled and released a collection of various artists singing about coming home to West Virginia called The Road Home back in 2005, and this 2010 set is a second volume of similar songs, highlighted by Heidi Muller's version of Hazel Dickens' “West Virginia My Home” and Ron Sowell and Mira Stanley's rendition of Utah Phillips' “Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia,” among others. Home is where you dream of, and West Virginia has certainly inspired its share of dreams, and songs.

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