Go Behind-the-Scenes of ‘Forever Country’

Sounds Like Nashville has a special behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Forever Country," featuring 30 CMA Award-winning acts. 

Written by Lauren Jo Black
Go Behind-the-Scenes of ‘Forever Country’

Earlier this week, the Country Music Association debuted the epic “Forever Country” music video featuring 30 CMA Award-winning artists.

Directed by Grammy Award-winning director Joseph Kahn, the video features Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Randy TravisBlake Shelton, George StraitKacey Musgraves, Eric ChurchRonnie Milsap, Charley Pride, Dierks Bentley, Trisha Yearwood, Lady AntebellumCarrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Darius RuckerJason Aldean, Rascal FlattsWillie Nelson, Brooks & Dunn, Alabama, Brett Eldredge, Reba, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, and Dolly Parton.

Sounds Like Nashville has a special behind-the-scenes look at the making of “Forever Country,” including an exclusive interview with Kahn and “Forever Country” producer Shane McAnally.

“It was kind of easy to come up with the concept when you have such a great song,” Kahn told SLN. “The hard part was trying to figure out what you can do with the schedules of everybody.”

McAnally, who also arranged the song alongside Josh Osborne, was thrilled to take on the project and excited to get such a great response from the artists.

“Everyone was just, ‘how can I help?’ That’s really a mentality that you’d only see in country music,” he shared with us.

Go behind-the-scenes of “Forever Country” in the clip above. The song is available for purchase HERE.

The 50th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Paisley and Underwood, will broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.