Forever Country.....CMA Country All-Stars Unite for Epic ‘Forever Country’ Video
For those who know me, you know that John Denver and his music have been and will always be a constant in my life, from the late 60s on.
This year the CMA (Country Music Awards) decided to do a "mash up" of a few time enduring [sign in to see URL] asked some country music artists if they would like to do it.. Here is the Video...
Some of the biggest and most important acts in country music history joined together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards in 2016, filming a spectacular video for “Forever Country.”
The song features 30 artists from across generations of country music, coming together under the direction of CMA winner and board member Shane McAnally, who produced the track. “Forever Country” features all of the artists singing a cleverly-arranged medley of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” Dolly Parton‘s “I Will Always Love You” and the Willie Nelson classic “On the Road Again” that salutes country music down through the years.
Directed by Grammy winner Joseph Kahn, the all-star video features guest shots from a who’s who of country stars, from legends Ronnie Milsap, Alan Jackson and Reba McEntire to contemporary stars including Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan.
Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum and Alabama are on hand to represent groups, and Kacey Mugraves lends a little cutting-edge country to the proceedings, too. Even Randy Travis gets in on the act, making a special non-singing appearance, as he is still recovering from the stroke he suffered in 2013.
Filming each of the 30 artists featured in the video took place over three days in Nashville, Tenn. during CMA Music Festival in June. While the musicians — all whom are former CMA Awards winners — were shot on a green screen, the video comes to life with images of fields, farms, back roads, railroad tracks, Nashville’s Lower Broadway and other iconic locales throughout the world. Brooks & Dunn reunite to sing together in the middle of a field, while Nelson is beneath the Eiffel Tower and Musgraves is shown on Lower Broadway.
As McAnally explained at a press event and preview screening of the video on Monday (Sept. 19), he wanted Paisley, a West Virginia native, to open the song with Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” and to showcase Underwood for the big moment in Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.” Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were placed in a similar spot during their filming, while the Lambert and Bryan duet happened accidentally. As a result, it was decided to place them beside each other in the video.
“When she sang the same line he sang she did an amazing move that sounded like the harmony to his part,” McAnally explains. Take a look at the once-in-a-lifetime video above.
Re: Forever Country.....CMA I hate stations that have all politics or even talk!
I have an iPod 2nd [sign in to see URL] plugs into a special port in our [sign in to see URL]'s hidden and the music comes out thru my car [sign in to see URL] fabulous!
AND the music is all OUR favorites. Just like my home [sign in to see URL] have an iPod full sized that plugs into a Bose docking speaker system in our house. [sign in to see URL] my favorite music when I want it...
My iPod 2nd Gen holds 2,000 [sign in to see URL] at average of 2 minutes per song (some longer, some shorter), so that is 4000 hours or 166 days worth of music...(I HAVE about 300 songs on [sign in to see URL] hours or 25 days).
I've only got 1200 songs on my house one, it holds 3,700 [sign in to see URL] that is A LOT of storage and A LOT of [sign in to see URL] average at 2 minutes per [sign in to see URL] is 2,400 hours or 100 days worth of non stop music if I wanted it..
Re: I have a music stash, too, though not as many songs as you have. I do listen to talk radio in the morning, until I get annoyed with it. I like to try to catch local news during station breaks. If it annoys me enough, I shut it off early, but sometimes I listen until noon and then switch over to music. My music list lasts about 2 days. I don't know how many songs are on it.
Re: Forever Country.....CMA We watch the local news on TV at 5am to [sign in to see URL] then again at 5Pm to [sign in to see URL] my news that I get when I open a new Firefox [sign in to see URL]'s set to "Google News"....I see that only if I want.
I have my iPods/iTunes set up with playlists for whatever mood I happen to be in...
My Playlists: (I added a few song numbers and times, it's on each list when I click to play them)
Beths favs=261 songs, 16 hours and 27 minutes
Blues=88 songs, 4 hours and 52 minutes
Country=202 songs, 11 hours and 58 minutes
Hard Rock=264 songs, 18 hours and 18 minutes
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Val Geissler (the UnBranded old singer I met)
Re: My song list is a total mix. I just looked and there are 102 songs. I also have a list of Christmas songs. I probably have 100 of those.
I only get Cleveland and Columbus news on TV. I think there is a Mansfield station, but I don't even know where it is right now. I like having the radio on in the background. One reason I listen so long in the morning is because I don't pay attention to it and so I keep missing the news on the hour. I figure, I should catch it at least once, if it is on. I also don't mind Glenn Beck, most of the time. He is pretty interesting, though I don't buy all that he says. When he annoys me, I shut him off.
Re: Forever Country.....CMA When we lived in MN I used to listen to the "Farm Report"..it was on the earliest, it always had the local news and weather and was not political in any way AND I got the crops report ta-boot!
My "FAVS" playlist is really an eclectic mix. I have everything from...
Begin the Beguine (big band) to Awakening of the Beauty Within (Native American) to Concierto de Aranjuez ( a live concert) to Rock and roll and movie theme songs!
Re: Forever Country.....CMA I [sign in to see URL]'t that give you [sign in to see URL] just love Dolly and that song was released in 1974, the year hubby graduated from High School, but it was never better than when she sang it in the Movie "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas"...She sang it to Burt Reynolds..
Here is the scene..(sorry the video is OLD and horrible)
HERE is DOLLY telling "how" that song got written and why and her singing it live..