A Senate Committee may have found a way restore a state song for Virginia. Actually, not one, but two of them.
The bill includes this song, “Sweet Virginia Breeze,” written by locals Robin Thompson and Steve Basset as the official “popular song.” Written in 1979 it is popular and catchy.
The second proposed state song is titled “Our Great Virginia,” to the melody of Shenandoah, and would be the “traditional” song.
Virginia lawmakers have fought over a new state song since “Carry Me Back To Old Virginny” was deemed racial offensive and retired in 1997.