“Forever Country”, the new song that is being called “country music’s most epic mashup,” was released earlier this week, but fans were left hanging as they waited for the song’s video. Thankfully, the wait is over!
The collaboration created in celebration of “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” features 30 CMA Award-winning acts including 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, Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, George Strait,Randy Travis, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Reba McEntire and Trisha Yearwood. The star-studded group performs a mashup of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” and Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again.”
Clips of the artists involved have been available online, but it was an impatient wait for the full video to be released. The video concept itself was a surprise to the artists involved as they taped their clips in front of a green screen
“We don’t even know about the concept of the video itself other than, you know, there’s gonna be some stuff going on behind us,” Kix Brooks said, But [there is] a very talented director as well so we’ve all kind of got a big question mark hanging over our head right now…”
“The visual side of it is really what’s gonna be beautiful,” Vince Gill shared. “And everybody is excited to see what [director] Justin [Kahn] is gonna do with it.”
Tonight (September 20), during Dancing With The Stars, fans got a sneak peek at the video with the full version premiering online shortly after. We must say…the wait was worth it!
Check out the video for “Forever Country” below and share with everyone you know!