Can you imagine almost every big name in country music? Can you imagine them singing three of the most iconic country music songs in the most epic country mashup on the Internet? If so, then you have a perfect visual of “Forever Country!”
“Every era of country music”
“There’s every era of country music in this song and in the video,” Trisha Yearwood tells Rolling Stone. “I’m just trying not to be giddy the whole time. I’m supposed to be emoting and I’m really just going, ‘This is so cool!'”
Keith Urban in a field of wildflowers. Tim McGraw in a fairytale forest of trees. Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert standing opposite each other on train tracks. These are just a few of the picturesque scenes from the “Forever Country” video. The video features 30 country superstars. In this mashup, they trade lines from three of the most iconic country songs recorded.
The main song throughout is John Denver‘s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.” However, about halfway through it, two other songs are introduced. One is Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.” The other, Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again.” The mashup ends with Parton delivering lines from her famous hit (Nelson also sings part of his famous song).
“People we love”
“All the people involved are people that we love, and that we loved 10 years ago, 20 years ago and today.” This was Tim McGraw’s description to Rolling Stone concerning the song’s superstar lineup.
The epic video brings to life the community that is country music. It shows its history. It celebrates its continuity. It’s certainly one to watch again and again…and again!
The artist list: 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.