Two of the great country legends are John Denver and Johnny Cash. So what could be better than the two music stars teaming up to perform an awesome acoustic duet? Old footage has been unearthed of John Denver and Johnny Cash singing ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ and it is a musical gem.
A rare video of the musical duo singing a duet of John Denver’s ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ has emerged on YouTube. As a result, music fans everywhere are losing their minds.
The song, made famous by Denver, was actually originally written to sell to Johnny Cash. However, when Denver heard the song first, he knew that he wanted to be the one to sing it. I think that was a good choice considering how popular the song went on to be!
The story of John Denver and Johnny Cash singing ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’
It’s awesome to watch the song come full-circle with both artists singing the famous song. The two are clearly loving the opportunity to sing together as they smile and face each other as they play.
Viewers wanted to know where and when this musical moment happened. One person claimed that it is from a 1977 John Denver special called ‘Thank God I’m A Country Boy’. Denver had a number of country music artists as guests on the special, including Johnny Cash.
Now the footage from 1977 has reemerged and everyone is loving the acoustic version of the famous song. It is also especially great when they begin harmonizing. It feels so natural and their very different voices blend perfectly.