Virginia to get new state song to replace `Carry Me Back to Old Virginia.'

February 1998
Jet;02/16/98, Vol. 93 Issue 12, p59
Reports on efforts to find a song to replace `Carry Me Back to Old Virginia' as the state anthem of Virginia. Reasons why the old song is being retired.


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