(AP) - John Denver never lived in West Virginia. But his song that name-checks the state is now one of West Virginia's official state songs.

The state legislature has adopted the 1970s hit "Take Me Home, Country Roads." The song has been a part of West Virginia's psyche for decades.

Oddly enough, the effort to make Denver's song a state song was launched by the widow of "Gilligan's Island" actor Bob Denver - but the two Denvers aren't related.

Take a trip back to the early 1970's and listen to the legendary John Denver singing one of his all time great hits.