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Featured Songs

“Lean on Me” (versions by Bill Withers, Rascall Flatts, Big Mama, and American Idol finalists)
“Grandma’s Hands” (version by Bill Withers)
“Ain’t No Sunshine” (versions by Bill Withers, Sting, and Eva Cassidy)
“Lovely Day” (versions by Bill Withers and Tupac/Notorious B.I.G.)

“West Virginia, My Home” (sung by Hazel Dickens)
“Mama’s Hand” (versions by Hazel Dickens and Lynn Morris)
“Pretty Bird” (a capella, sung by Hazel Dickens)
“A Few Old Memories” (versions by Hazel Dickens, Dolly Parton, and Elaine Boyle)
“Clay County Miner” (sung by Hazel Dickens)
“Black Lung” (versions by Hazel Dickens and Kathy Mattea)

“It’s Been a Long Time” (sung by Billy Edd Wheeler)
“Coal Tattoo” (versions by Billy Edd Wheeler and Kathy Mattea)
“Coward of the County” (versions by Billy Edd Wheeler and Kenny Rogers)
“Red Winged Blackbird” (version by Kathy Mattea)
“Ode to the Little Brown Shack Out Back” (version by Billy Edd Wheeler)
“The Reverend Mr. Black” (versions by Billy Edd Wheeler and The Kingston Trio)
“The Coming of the Roads” (versions by Billy Edd Wheeler and Mary Hopkins)
“High Flying Bird” (versions by Richie Havens and Jefferson Airplane)

Want to read stories about these artists when they were West Virginia schoolchildren? Want to hear their music? Just click on their pictures.

Bill Withers

Hazel Dickens

Billy Edd Wheeler