SAINT LOUIS, Mo. — If you’ve been to a Blues game at any point this spring you’ve heard it playing at some point in the third period. Thousands of fans singing John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” 

In unison. Always in the third period. As if it’s been a long-standing St. Louis hockey tradition. 

Well, it hasn’t been. 

In fact, the song is a new staple at Blues games. 

So how in the world did a 48-year-old country song become a Blues fan-favorite rivaling “Gloria?” 

Jason Pippi, the Blues director of entertainment, met up with 5 On Your Side Sports' Josh Helmuth to explain.

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