Charles Wesley Godwin Should Be Asked to Perform at Mountaineer Field

MORGANTOWN, WV – In the nearly 44 years of the stadium’s history, only two singers have performed ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ at Milan Puskar Stadium – John Denver and Brad Paisley. Denver was given the honor of being the inaugural performance within the confines when the stadium first opened in 1980. As for Paisley, his opportunity came in September of 2015 prior to a 45-6 victory for the Mountaineers over Maryland.

The Mountain State possesses a culture that is proud of country music. So it only makes sense for the university to once again give another artist the chance to perform in front of 60,000 of the best fans in the nation.

That artist being Morgantown’s own Charles Wesley Godwin.

Godwin has quickly rose to fame following his 2023 album Family Ties which featured his breakout hit ‘Cue Country Roads.’ His rendition of Denver’s ‘Take Me Home, Country Roads’ was also featured on the album, and has quickly become a fan favorite within West Virginia.

The talented Godwin has also proven to be a devout Mountaineer fan, not only graduating from West Virginia University, but even speaking to the team for motivation prior to the 2023 season.

Nobody deserves this opportunity to join the exclusive group of performers more than Godwin. His heart and souls would undoubtedly be put into every lyric, but that is where the catch comes in…

Have him perform his own song.

That’s right – Charles Wesley Godwin should be given the opportunity to fire up the crowd with ‘Cue Country Roads’ prior to kickoff for WVU’s season opener against Penn State. August 31st is already expected to be a day with a plethora of festivities with the rivalry making its way back to Morgantown for the first time since 1992.

Giving the hometown kid who once dreamed of taking the field with the Mountaineers this once in a lifetime chance would be the perfect beginning to a highly anticipated season.

The idea is now out there. The next move is yours, Wren Baker and West Virginia University.


(Photo via Clark Johnson – VOM)