The Country Music Association just released “Forever Country,” a very ambitious single that aims to celebrate country music of the past, present and the future.
The medley features 30 of country music’s biggest contemporary and legacy stars, including Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Little Big Town and more.
Produced by CMA-Award winning producer and songwriter Shane McAnally, “Forever Country” is a medley of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” and Willie Nelson’s “I Will Always Love You.” All three of those artists won CMA Entertainer of the Year, and the songs in the medley are their most recognizable country songs.
There’s also an upcoming video for this song, which comes out on Sept. 20. Directed by Grammy-winning director Joseph Kahn, the video features black and white vignettes of all of the performers. Clips of the video have been teased on social media in recent weeks.