Listen to 30 Country Stars Join Forces to Sing “Forever Country” in Honor of 50th CMA Awards

Listen to 30 Country Stars Join Forces to Sing “Forever Country” in Honor of 50th CMA Awards

The CMA Awards are pulling out all of the stops for their 50th anniversary on Nov. 2. In a momentous move, 30 of country music’s biggest stars—both past and present—have come together to record a new song and video, “Forever Country,” for the CMA’s golden anniversary.

The star-studded mashup features a fresh take on three of country’s most classic songs: John Denver’s “Take Me Home,” Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.” The new tune, which was produced by Shane McAnally, features vocals from Willie, Dolly, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and many more.

The video for “Forever Country” will debut on Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Check out the song below, as well as the lyrics and artists involved after the Spotify embed. You can also stream “Forever Country” on Apple Music.

“Forever Country”

[Brad Paisley] Almost heaven, West Virginia
[Keith Urban] Blue Ridge Mountains, Shenandoah River
[Tim McGraw] Life is old there, older than the trees
[Faith Hill] Younger than the mountains
[Tim McGraw and Faith Hill] Growin’ like a breeze

[Little Big Town] Country roads, take me home
[Luke Bryan] To the place
[Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert] I belong
[Miranda Lambert] West Virginia,
[Luke Bryan] Mountain momma
[Blake Shelton] Take me home,
[George Strait] Country roads

[Kacey Musgraves] (If I should stay)
[Eric Church] All my memories, they gather ‘round her
[Kacey Musgraves] (I would only be in your way)
[Ronnie Milsap] A Miner’s lady, stranger to blue water
[Charley Pride (Musgraves Harmony on 2nd half)] (So I’ll go, yet I know)
[Dierks Bentley] Dark and dusty, painted on the sky
[Trisha Yearwood] (I’ll think of you each step of the way)
[Dierks Bentley] Misty taste of moonshine, teardrops in my eyes

[Lady Antebellum] Country roads, take me home
[Blake Shelton] To the place I belong
[Carrie Underwood] (And I will always love you)
[George Strait] West Virginia, mountain momma
[Martina McBride] (I will always love you)
[Darius Rucker] Take me home country roads

[Jason Aldean] On the road again
[Rascal Flatts] Like a band of gypsies we go down the highway
[Jason Aldean] We’re the best of friends
[Willie Nelson] Insisting that the world keep turning our way
[Willie Nelson] Turning our way

[Brooks & Dunn] Country Roads
[Alabama] (Country Roads)
[Brooks & Dunn] Take me home
[Alabama] (Take me home)
[Darius Rucker] To the place I belong
[Little Big Town girls (Karen and Kimberly)] And I will always love you
[Brett Eldredge] West Virginia, Mountain Momma
[Reba] (I will always love you)
[Keith Urban] Take me home, country roads

[Reba] Oh I hope life treats you kind
[Reba] And I hope you have all you dreamed of
[Alan Jackson] I wish you joy and happiness
[Vince Gill] But above all this I wish you love

(THESE SECTIONS ALL LAY OVER EACH OTHER)
[Carrie Underwood (Brad on 2nd Half Harmony)] And I will always love you, I
[Martina McBride] Will always love you
[Little Big Town Harmony] Take me home, Country roads
[Dierks Bentley/Kacey Musgraves] Take me home, Country roads
[Trisha Yearwood] And I will always love you
[Tim McGraw] On the road again
[Faith Hill] I will always love you
[Alan Jackson] I just can’t wait to get on the road again
[Faith Hill] I will always love you
[Luke Bryan] Take me home
[Eric Church] Country roads
[Brett Eldredge] The life I love is makin’ music with my friends
[Ronnie Milsap] Take me home, Country roads
[Martina McBride] And I will always love you
[Miranda Lambert/Reba] With my friends
[Jason Aldean] I can’t wait to get on the road again
[Little Big Town] Take me home, Country roads
[Dolly Parton] And I will always love you, I’ll always love you

“Forever Country” is available to stream on Spotify and Apple Music. It is also available for purchase on iTunes.

Willie Nelson by James Minchin/Shock Ink; Carrie Underwood by Donn Jones/CMA; Dolly Parton by Donna Svennevik/ABC

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