The state song is "Carry Me Back To Old Virginia" by James Bland. The song was a national hit in the early years of the recording industry with the title "Carry Me Back To Old Virginy" by Les Spencer (1893) and Alma Gluck (1915). Since over half the state is covered with forests, mountain themes and natural beauty play into many songs about Virginia. It also played a crucial role in the formation of the United States.
Eight U.S. Presidents came from Virgina, which was the first established European colony in North America in 1607, commissioned by the London Company. Earlier Native American inhabitants included Algoniquian, Siouan and Iroquoi tribes. Although Virginia became one of the first 13 states, it split into two states during the Civil War as West Virginia sided with the North and Virgina joined the South. Historically Virginia built its economy on agriculture. In the 21st century it has become a leader in computer chip technology.
VPI Victory March by Virginia Tech - The Marching Band Virginians
Virginia by Tori Amos
Virginia Is For Lovers by Jordin Sparks
All Across Virginia by Clouds and Cities
Virginia Moon by Foo Fighters
Virginia by Gin Blossoms
The Ghost of Virginia by Justin Townes Earle
See You In Virginia by Asteria
Virginia by Colt Ford
My Old Virginia Home by The Carter Family
Virginia by National Grain
Virginia by Deep River
1776: The Lees of Old Virginia by Robert Holgate
Virginia by Coffee Project
Old Virginia by Crooked Still
Virginia by The Blackberry Bushes
Virginia by John Stewart
Virginia by Super Blue
Virginia My Home State by Sally White
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