Here’s an ultra rare one I came across in a box of old show reels! Back in 1986 when I was producing the 6 & 11pm newscasts at WSAZ in Charleston-Huntington, WV, Travel West Virginia had just created a tourism campaign promoting the state, which was going to be seen nationwide. Essentially, they wanted us to promote their promotion! The theme song is, “Come Home To West Virginia” and is performed by country singer Kathy Mattea. It came with a music video showing off the beauty of the state. Having lived there, I can tell you it’s a stunning area.
This video is direct from VHS and the audio is straight from a vinyl 45. I haven’t seen this anywhere on the internet, and the song is kinda rockin’ with a country sort of flavor, so let me be the first to show off the reconstructed music video: Continue reading A WEST VIRGINIA GEM