Enter to win every day in CTNOW's 21 Days of Summer Giveaways. Click here to see today's prize.
Topics

Daft Punk (music group)

'Happy' for Virginia state song

"It might sound crazy what I'm about to say." — Pharrell Williams, "Happy" Virginia is a lyrical place to live and work. From the Shenandoah Mountains to here in Hampton Roads, the commonwealth inspires great music and we should embrace so rich a tradition. In 1997, controversy over the lyrics to "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia" led the General Assembly to seek a more appropriate composition to serve as the commonwealth's state song. "Carry Me Back" was designated "State Song Emeritus" and a study group was launched to select a suitable replacement. Since then, Virginia — birthplace of Patsy Cline, Ella...

Loading
84°