How much do you love the great state of West Virginia? Enough to write a song about it?
That’s exactly what Kanawha County resident Jason O’Brien did. And it’s gone viral.
His song about the beauty of the Mountain State, “Almost Heaven,” has gained almost 17k views in just over a month after being on Facebook.
Jason told us he wrote the song after a road trip with a buddy down through Greenbrier County (before the floods). As he sat on top of a mountain outside Hinton, in Summers County, the chorus just came to him.
Take a listen for yourself:
It’s not the first of Jason’s sings to go viral. “Pray for West Virginia” got nearly 1 million views after floods killed 23 in June.