27 songs that can break you out of cabin fever

Whether you are cleaning, taking a walk outside or using the time indoors to plan your next West Virginia vacation, here are a few tunes to make your home feel like Almost Heaven.

1. “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver

As always, we should start our playlist with one of the best tunes in our Mountain State. Perfect for any season, Country Roads can instantly put you in Almost Heaven.

2. “Home on the Road” by The Living Street

Daydreaming about golden hours while you’re cruising through the Potomac Highlands or Mountaineer Country is the perfect setting for this feel good tune.

3. “Lover of the Light” by Mumford and Sons

Spring is here, and here in the Mountain State, we’re ready for the rain to depart and bring in the morning light. This tune is perfect to start your day if you like wake up gradually. After listening, you’ll be ready to take on the day for any routine.

4. “By and By” by Caamp

This is a perfect song to listen to with your significant other while traveling to your favorite state park

5. “You Remind Me of West Virginia” by Wyatt Turner

Touching on each corner of West Virginia, Wyatt Turner does a great job reminding everyone why they love the Mountain State so much.

6. “Home” by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zero’s

Home is wherever I am with you. This song is a perfect to have a quick dance session with your children. With a quick beat, it can put you in a great mood quickly.

7. “Country Boy” by Little Jimmy Dickens

Little Jimmy Dickens has spoken to a lot of people through his music, but as a fellow West Virginian, he is speaking to everyone that is raised in the beautiful Mountain State.

8. “Anywhere With You” by Jake Owen

Roll your windows down and hit a country road all the while turning this tune up. Jake Owen will be with you all the way as you plan a spontaneous trip anywhere in West Virginia.

9. “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers

West Virginian native Bill Withers reminds us West Virginia is home to the friendliest folks in the world. We welcome all residents and visitors alike. 

10. “When I Get Where I’m Going” by Brad Paisley ft. Dolly Parton

West Virginian native Brad Paisley brings a certain peace and grace to this tune. It’s perfect for a Sunday evening drive through our Mountain State’s country roads.

11. “Hey Brother” by Avicii

This tune is perfect while your hiking towards the summit of Seneca Rocks or Dolly Sods. It provides the perfect beat to get your heart racing during a hike or bike ride. 

12. “Mountain Sound” by Of Monsters and Men

Another great song that is perfect for hiking or taking a quick walk in your backyard. That “mountain sound” can be found anywhere in the Mountain State.

13. “Blue Ridge Mountain Song” by Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson provides the perfect voice to prepare you for a great road trip through the Mountain State. It’s a perfect song to listen to while waiting for the rain to depart.

14. “Rider” by Johnny Staats and the Delivery Men

Johnny Staats, a West Virginian native provides the perfect Appalachian sound that is great to listen to on your back porch as you wind down from a busy day.

15. “Come Home” to West Virginia by Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

West Virginian native, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. hits on all the beautiful points and provides a great audio/visual of what the Mountain State can provide such as white-water rafting, fishing and the New River Gorge.

16. “John Hardy” by Tony Rice

John Hardy is a bluegrass tune that provides fantastic mandolin solos that echo the Appalachian heritage though out the Mountain State. 

17. “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show

Wagon Wheel is an epic road trip song. Journey to the Mountaineer Country region of the state to find the WVU Core Arboretum. Here you can hike and bike trails that show you exactly where you can find certain flowers and plant life. In the spring, you can take guided wildflower walks and leave with a newfound knowledge of the state’s wildflowers. Just a few miles away, visitors can find the West Virginia Botanic Garden, which includes nine gorgeous gardens like the Butterfly Garden, Secret Garden, Rhododendron Garden and Meditation Garden.

18. “The Nights” by Avicii

With better weather on the horizon, it’s time to make due on your New Years resolutions. “The Nights” is a great reminder to get out, be active, and draw closer to yourself. 

19. “Looking Out My Backdoor” by Creedance Clearwater Revival

This is a perfect song to set up your favorite camping spot and begin those sparks to fuel a great night in front of the campfire. 

20. “Universal Sound” by Tyler Childers

In this song, Tyler Childers reminds us of the simple things in life, like a hike through Cranberry Glades at sunset in West Virginia. 

21. “Morning Morgantown” by Joni Mitchell

A perfect tune on your morning commute to remind you what Mountaineer County has to offer. Joni Mitchell provides a beautiful sound — great for a morning or evening stroll.

22. “Born Free” by Kid Rock

Roll down your windows, turn up this tune and feel the mountain breeze on your face. This classic is a must-listen during any road trip or day spent in the great outdoors. 

23. “Sunshine On My Shoulders” by John Denver

While watching your kids in the backyard playing or fishing in a nearby stream, tune in to this song. Looking to disconnect and reconnect with nature, play this during a sunrise yoga routine at Coopers Rock.

24. “Home” by Philipp Philipps

If there’s one thing that unites all West Virginians, it’s our strong love of home. This tune echos that shared sentiment and is great to turn on during your spring cleaning. 

25. “Letter to Me” by Brad Paisley

West Virginian native Brad Paisley makes our list again by providing words of wisdom for us all. “Letter to Me” is a great reminder to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. 

26. “Luckiest Man” by The Woods Brothers

Another great folk tune comes from The Wood Brothers. “The Luckiest Man” will help get your day started on a positive note.  

27. “Take a Back Road” by Rodney Adkins

West Virginia has many sites to explore, but the best are often found by taking a scenic back road. Whether you are wanting to plan a quick trip or just get away, this tune is an anthem for starting the weekend.



This post was last updated on February 24, 2022