I almost grew up with my grandma and that is also the reason why I was exposed to old music almost everyday. It actually felt like I grew up in a wrong era of music as I fell in love with classics rather than those new upbeat songs we got today. I instantly fell in love with country music but unfortunately, in my country, this genre of music is rarely appreciated. I settled myself listening to radio or watching videos on YouTube and also to keep myself updated with their music.
It’s funny that every time I talk about my favorite Country artists like Dolly Parton or Brad Paisley or even Martina McBride and Willie Nelson to my close friends… no one seems to recognize them. Anyway, I am just glad to find out that in celebration of The 50th Annual CMA Awards, CMA has created the biggest music video in Country Music history entitled “Forever Country”, an incredible mash up of two great country songs “Take Me Home, Country Roads” and “I Will Always Love You” (The Dolly’s version of course).
What really makes the music video so special is the fact that it gathers 30 Country music artists from old and new generation to sing this incredible mash up song. Artists include Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Willie Nelson, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Alabama, Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgrave, Miranda Lambert and of course Dolly Parton.
The video gave me so much thrill and goosebumps especially when I saw some of my favorite artists. It was truly a great relief to see Dolly Parton at the end of the video too. I love to see how artists from two different generations merged together to prove how the country music unites them all. They might got different styles but they all share the same passion in music.
Growing up listening to my grandma’s old transistor made me realized that there’s really a drastic change on how music are being executed today. Music much like any other else, also embraced the modern technology. Whatever music instrument you are playing whether its guitar, a piano or any of those Crush Drums and Percussion instrument, everything are now accompanied with modern touches. Those auto tuners, digital sound editors and more.
“The 50th Annual CMA Awards” will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.