At 8:30 a.m. ET Friday morning, fans in the U.S. and around the world got their first chance to hear “Forever Country,” the biggest single and music video in country music history.
If you’re wondering how the Country Music Association — who commissioned the project to celebrate 50 years of the CMA Awards — can make such a claim, just take a look at the list of the artists involved, which was revealed exclusively on ABC’s Good Morning America: 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.
The single, which is a newly-recorded mashup of Dolly’s “I Will Always Love You,” Willie’s “On the Road Again,” and the late John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” is available now at the usual digital outlets.
A sneak peek of the epic accompanying music video will premiere Tuesday on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Immediately afterwards, you’ll be able to see the complete project at ForeverCountry50.com.
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