By now you’ve probably heard that 30 of country music’s biggest stars have joined forces to record a new song and video, “Forever Country,” in honor of the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards.
The luminous list includes: 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 McEntire, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Randy Travis, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Trisha Yearwood.
Off the top of my head, I came up with 15 artists who were excluded from the new medley. Maybe they were asked and declined. Maybe they were excluded on purpose. Maybe they were forgotten about. Maybe I’m tired of starting the past four sentences with “maybe.”
Vote now for the one you wish was included. The number of CMA Awards won is in parenthesis next to the artist’s name.