Forever Country Lyrics by Artists Of Then, Now & Forever


Artists Of Then, Now & Forever Lyrics

Forever Country Lyrics
(Featuring Alabama, Alan Jackson, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Brett Eldredge, Brooks & Dunn, Carrie Underwood, Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Dolly Parton, Eric Church, Faith Hill, George Strait, Jason Aldean, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Randy Travis, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Ronnie Milsap, Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson)

[Verse 1: Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill]
Almost heaven, West Virginia
Blue ridge mountain, Shenandoah river
Life is old there, older than the trees
Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze

[Chorus 1: Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton & George Strait]
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, mountain mama
Take me home, country roads

[Verse 2: Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church, Ronnie Milsap, Charley Pride, Dierks Bentley & Trisha Yearwood]
If I should stay
All my memories, they gather round her
I would only be in your way
A miner's lady, stranger to blue water
So I'll go, but I know
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky
I'll think of you every step of the way
Misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my eye

[Chorus 1: Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Darius Rucker & Martina McBride]
Country roads, take me home
To the place I belong
(I will always love you)
West Virginia, mountain mama
Take me home, country roads

[Bridge: Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts & Willie Nelson]
On the road again
Like a band of gypsies, we go down the highway
We're the best of friends
Insisting that the world keep turning our way
And our way

[Chorus 1: Brooks and Dunn, Alabama, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Brett Eldredge & Keith Urban]
Country roads (Country roads), take me home (Take me home)
To the place I belong
(I will always love you)
West Virginia, mountain mama
(Will always love you)
Oh, take her home, country roads

[Verse 3: Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson & Vince Gill]
Oh, I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you've dreamed of
I wish you joy and happiness
But above all this, I wish you love

[Chorus 2: Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Trisha Yearwood, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Ronnie Milsap, Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert & Dolly Parton]
And I will always love you
I will always love you
Take me home, country roads
Take me home, country roads
And I will always love you
On the road again
I will always love you
I just can't wait to get on the road again
Country roads
The life I love is makin' music with my friends
I will always love you
I can't wait to get on the road again
Take me home, country roads
I will always love you
I'll always love you

Forever Country Info:

• The song is a mash-up of John Denver's Take Me Home, Country Roads, Willie Nelson's On the Road Again and Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You

• It was commissioned to honor 50 years of the CMA Awards and was recorded over three days in Nashville during June 2016.

• All profits from the sale and streaming of the song went toward music education causes supported by the CMA Foundation.

• The song debuted on top the Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, becoming the only third song in history to do so, and also giving every artist featured on the song a number one hit on the chart as well.

• Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley said:
"What I thought was really cool was that all these songs represented are country songs that have also kind of crossed over in a way. They're big, popular songs. 'Country Roads' was actually more of a pop song that turned into a country song and then you've got, of course, 'I Will Always Love You' which was a country song that then turned into a big pop song so I think that's very representative too of where country music is right now – a genre that really does skirt the line and it is such a broad appeal and it always has been but it's really cool to kind of be singing songs that weren't just country songs. These are just iconic, massive songs."

From the Album:

Released:
September 16, 2016

Genre:
Country

Length:
4:02

Writers:
Bill Danoff
Taffy Nivert
John Denver (Take Me Home, Country Roads)
Willie Nelson (On the Road Again)
Dolly Parton (I Will Always Love You)

Producer:
Shane McAnally

Music video:
"Forever Country" on YouTube

Joseph Kahn directed the song'svideo, which serves as a promotional teaser for the 50th CMA Awards ceremony and features all thirty artists involved performing in front of a green screen.

Filming took place in Nashville, Tennessee for three days in June 2016 during the CMA Music Festival.



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