The Country Music Association celebrates 50 years of their iconic awards show with "Forever Country," mashup of three iconic country songs s

The Country Music Association celebrates 50 years of their iconic awards show with "Forever Country," mashup of three iconic country songs sung by 30 of the genre's biggest stars. 

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30 stars. Four minutes. Three classics fused into one modern hit. These are the bullet points for “Forever Country,” a collaborative project imagined to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Country Music Association Awards, and a project that could only exist in one genre: country. 

The Shane McAnally-produced song is a mashup of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads," Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" and Willie Nelson's "On The Road Again" and features a strictly A-list cast, with lines sung by everyone from Eric Church to Kacey Musgraves to Willie Nelson himself.

“Forever Country” is a celebration of past and present, a homecoming and a send-off. The messages in the carefully-woven track are pulled apart on-screen by music video director Joseph Kahn, who created a surprisingly intimate, fluid narrative with his large ensemble cast, painting a a surreal dreamscape that references the ephemeral, yet enduring spirit of country. That timeless spirit is perfectly summed up in the video's final shot: Dolly Parton, flashing an all-knowing grin. 

Check out "Forever Country" below.