The incredible mash-up was created to celebrate the special occasion, and included 30 artists from all eras of country music singing three of the most famous songs in the genre.
In 2016, the Country Music Awards celebration it's 50th installment. In honor of that occasion, the Country Music Association commissioned an incredible video to be recorded, using 30 country music artists from all living generations.
The 30 artists invited to be part of the wonderful project were all past CMA winners, and they performed three classic hit country songs: John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” Willie Nelson’s “On The Road Again,” and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.”
The video was entitled "Forever Country," and showed the true nature of country music in the cinematography, with the entire video filmed in perfectly typical country landscapes.
The older generation was represented by the likes of Vince Gill, Charley Pride, Ronnie Milsap, George Strait, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton, while younger singers like Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, and Brad Paisley also joined in.
Groups were also included, such as Alabama, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, and Rascal Flatts.
Randy Travis also made a short cameo in the video, although he didn't join in on the singing.
The beautiful mash-up was directed by Grammy Award-winning director Joseph Kahn.
To date, the video has almost 30 million views, and ends sweetly with Dolly Parton singing the final line, "And I will always love you, I’ll always love you," as the music fades into the background.