EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSWV Native Writes Song About Mountain State
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Reported by: Bethany Simmons
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Jul. 10, 2013 2:43 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 25, 2013 12:53 PM EDT
Wyatt Turner has come a long way in a very short time. The West Virginia native moved to Nashville to begin his country music career earlier this year, but little did he know that a song he would soon pen about his home state, would become a YouTube sensation.
Turner appeared on Eyewitness News This Morning on Monday, where he sang his original song, "You Remind Me Of West Virginia."
Turner, who is engaged to be married, said he had been looking for the hook for the perfect love song. His inspiration occurred when he was making his way home to West Virginia and saw the Wild and Wonderful West Virginia sign welcoming him.
Turner said that is all it took. He had "You Remind Me of West Virginia" finished in less than half an hour.
Two weeks after the video was posted on YouTube, it had already gained about 136,000 hits.
You can watch Turner perform the full song here and see his raw interview with Eyewitness News here
The spotlight is shining on a country singer and native of West Virginia after he released an original song about the Mountain State.
Wyatt Turner, originally of Pocahontas County and now based in Nashville, Tenn., posted "You Remind Me Of West Virginia," on YouTube Monday. You can watch the video here
By Wednesday afternoon, the video had gained nearly 50,000 hits. In a Facebook post Wednesday, Turner posted, "I've been on the phone all day doing radio and newspaper interviews because my fans are so awesome! Thanks so much y'all! I truly truly appreciate your support."
You can find Wyatt Turner Music on Facebook and Twitter
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