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West Virginia

July 13, 2013

W.Va. native turns heads with song about state

CHARLESTON — CHARLESTON (AP) — A West Virginia singer is turning heads with a tune he wrote about his home state.

A video of Wyatt Turner playing an acoustic guitar and singing “You Remind Me of West Virginia” has been viewed more than 97,000 times since it was posted on Youtube on Monday.

The 24-year-old Pocahontas County native tells media outlets he got the song’s idea while returning from Nashville. He saw the “welcome” sign as he crossed West Virginia’s border and jotted a note to himself.

“I was out of West Virginia and missing home,” Turner said. “I wrote it down and never did anything with it.”

He was preparing to head to a studio recently to record an upcoming album when he found the note.

“I went for a little drive and the song literally came to me in probably 30 minutes,” he said.

He said the song’s words are a comparison between the beauty of the state and his fiancee.

The lyrics include “You’re wild and wonderful, like a breeze I’ve always known,” and “You’re my country road, oh girl, you take me home.”

Turner started writing songs in high school but only learned to play the guitar about a year ago.

He initially moved to Clarksville, Tenn., to pursue a recording career but is back in West Virginia. He’s currently finishing up his first album that includes the ode to his home state.

In 2010, Turner made it through two rounds of “American Idol” before being told he was “too country” for the Fox singing competition. So he wrote a song titled, “I’m Too Country For That.”

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Online:

Turner video: http://bit.ly/10KSqul

 

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