American musician John Denver released an estimated 300 songs before his death in 1997. His biggest hits include "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Sunshine on My Shoulders," "Rocky Mountain High" and "Thank God I'm a Country Boy."
John Denver was one of the best-selling artists of the 1970s, with 12 gold and four platinum albums, including his most successful records, “Poems, Prayers, and Promises” and “Rocky Mountain High.”
In 2007, the Colorado Senate adopted Denver’s hit “Rocky Mountain High” as one of its two official state songs. In 2014, West Virginia chose “Take Me Home, Country Roads” as its official state song.
Denver’s last record was a 1997 children’s album of railroad-themed songs, called “All Aboard!” It won a posthumous Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children.