It's kind of like bagpipes, you either love John Denver or you don't. I happen to love his music.
While he did several films, he could never be considered a great actor.
At least in the 1987 film 'Foxfire' he played close to kind as a country singer.
The movie also starred Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn a couple of Americas acting elite. Actually they were respectively English and Canadian they were very much associated with American Theatre.
Most of the film is set in the Blue Ridge Mountains and takes place on the old family homestead.
While it is hard to find photos of the log cabin used, the cabins is featured a lot in the movie.