Hello, Rebecca here! I hope you are ready for the next college football tradition because it is all about singing in the stands. The next tradition that I will be covering in this series is on the West Virginia Mountaineers.
The Mountaineers have one very famous tradition. This tradition is a unique one because unlike the last one on Clemson where the team rubs a rock for good luck, this tradition requires one to use their vocal cords. That’s right. The Mountaineers famous tradition is singing the popular Country Roads by John Denver.
Let’s Learn More About This Awesome Tradition!
Country Roads has been the Mountaineers tradition since 1972. For almost 50 years, Country Roads has been one of college football’s greatest traditions. One interesting fact about this tradition is that John Denver performed his famous song in 1980 to a sold-out stadium at Mountaineer field. Here is a cool video down below! Enjoy!
Pretty cool video, right? I’m sure it would have been even more amazing to witness such an iconic moment in person. Country Roads holds a very special place in the heart of Mountaineers fans. It’s a tradition that is not only enjoyed with family and friends but also fellow Mountaineers across the world. I’ll let you guys in on a little secret. I love music and singing, so this tradition in my opinion is a very fun one! Not only does it involve music, but it also involves singing. Country Roads is one of college football’s greatest tradition and is a tradition that is loved by many fans across the country.
Below is a video of the Country Roads tradition! Go ahead, and sing a long!
I hope you guys enjoyed learning about this famous tradition. As a college football fan, I would love to experience this tradition in person one day! Stay tuned for the next college football tradition! It’s going to be a great one!! Until then, stay safe!!
- “Alumni Association: Country Roads.” Alumni Association | West Virginia University. Web. 11 Aug. 2021.
- WestVirginiaU. “John Denver at Mountaineer Field.” YouTube. YouTube, 03 June 2011. Web. 11 Aug. 2021.
- wvufoundation. (2018, September 5). WVU band country roads after win over Tennessee. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPiXMzAgMEc.
Don’t forget to check out my Clemson’s game day tradition post!