Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Collaborate With Country Stars for New Single 'Forever Country'
By Rachel McRady
Collaborating in the name of country! Exes Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert have written and recorded plenty of music together, but not since their July 2015 divorce. But all that changed on Tuesday when the CMAs released a new video in honor of the 50th Annual CMA Awards.
The song, titled “Artists of Then, Now & Forever - Forever Country” features some of the genre’s biggest stars singing a mashup of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Road” and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.”
Though they don’t appear together in the video, both Lambert and Shelton play a big part. Other musicians featured are Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, Darius Rucker, Jason Aldean, Willie Nelson, Reba McEntire, and Dolly Parton, herself.
The video was directed by Taylor Swift’s famed music director Joseph Kahn.
Lambert has won a total of 13 CMA awards, and is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year this year, while Shelton has won 9.