The build up for the 50th annual CMA Awards which will broadcast in America on November 2nd is well under way and the ‘Forever Country’ music video celebrating the genre of country music has just been released!
The collaboration sees thirty of the biggest names of country music past and present singing a medley/mashup of Dolly Parton’s hit ‘I Will Always Love You’, John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” and Willie Nelson’s “On The Road Again’-which were all originally recorded by former CMA Entertainer of the Year winners.
Speaking about the video which celebrates legends and legends in the making of country music, Tim McGraw said: “All the people involved are people that we love, and that we loved 10 years ago, 20 years ago and today,”
While Trisha Yearwood added: “There’s every era of country music in this song and in the video,” I’m just trying not to be giddy the whole time. I’m supposed to be emoting and I’m really just going, ‘This is so cool!'”
Huge names taking part in the music video include; Kieth Urban, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, and many, many more. But despite every “generation” being covered in the clip, the biggest selling female in country music of all time Shania Twain does not appear. Reasons for Twain not being included have not been revealed.
“Forever Country” which was produced by songwriter Shane McAnally, while its magical video was directed by Joseph Kahn. McAnally, has already topped various charts since its release last week.
The full list of artists taking part is;
Alabama, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Ronnie Milsap, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Randy Travis, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Trisha Yearwood.
You can watch the epic video for “Forever Country” here:
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