Something old will be something new on country radio tomorrow and we can’t wait.
In celebration of this year’s 50th anniversary of the Country Music Association’s CMA Awards, thirty of Nashville’s most famous voices have transformed three iconic 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” – into one epic mash-up that will premiere Friday on radio stations across the country.
The concept behind the new single, "Forever Country," sounds a little crazy (and maybe even sacrilege?) but with producer Shane McAnally at the helm (he’s the guy behind hit albums by Sam Hunt and Kacey Musgraves, along with a host of songs on the country charts) and names like George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Charley Pride involved, it’s a must-listen.
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Artists like Brett Eldredge, Faith Hill, Dierks Bentley have been teasing the project on social media with snippets of the song. Friday morning hundreds of country radio stations across the country will simultaneously broadcast it at 8.30 a.m. E.T./ 7.30 a.m. C.T.