Morgantown, WV (PRWEB) January 28, 2014
Bill Danoff, the two-time Grammy award winning songwriter of "Take Me Home Country Roads," most famously recorded by John Denver, will attend the Bob Huggins Fish Fry Presented by Little General Stores on January 31st at the Hazel & J.W. Ruby Event Center at Morgantown's Mylan Park. Danoff and his son, musician Owen Danoff, will perform "Take Me Home Country Roads," which Danoff first performed in West Virginia on September 6, 1980, when he sang alongside John Denver at the opening of Mountaineer Field.
Danoff, an Honored Songwriter in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will receive the Remember The Miners West Virginia Legacy Award from WVU Head Men's Basketball Coach Bob Huggins and a proclamation honoring Danoff on behalf of the state of West Virginia from Secretary of State Natalie E. Tennant.
"We're very excited to welcome Mr. Danoff to my annual Fish Fry. Supporting our efforts on behalf of miners' families and for cancer research, it's sure to be a special night with the writer of a song that has come to mean so much to West Virginia," said Bob Huggins, "I've said many times after winning the Big East Tournament, there was nothing like singing 'Take Me Home, Country Roads' in Madison Square Garden. It's a great honor to have Bill join us, and I'm deeply honored he accepted our invitation."
"Being a Georgetown grad and a Hoyas fan, even I agree that hearing 'Take Me Home Country Roads' at the Big East Tournament was a thrill. I'm looking forward to singing it for you all," said Danoff.
Danoff won a Grammy for Best New Artist with the Starland Vocal Band and another Grammy for Best Song-Vocal Arrangement for the top song of 1976, "Afternoon Delight."
Now in its third year, the Bob Huggins Fish Fry supports Remember The Miners and its flagship Scholars Program and the Norma Mae Huggins Cancer Research Endowment Fund at WVU's Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.
To purchase tickets, visit http://www.eventfarm.com/BobHugginsFishFry.