For nine years now, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have served as the hosts for the biggest awards show in all of country music…the CMAs. Year after year they’ve brought us hysterical jokes and unforgettable moments. Therefore, it only made sense for the duo to pair up to promote the upcoming ceremony on November 2.
What makes this year’s CMAs unique is the fact that it’s the 50th anniversary of the awards. The CMA has been celebrating the occasion over the course of the past few months, especially through the epic mashup called, Forever Country.
Blending three songs, Forever Country brought together 30 artists to pay tribute to country music’s rich history. Paisley opened the mashup, singing John Denver’s Take Me Home Country Roads. Underwood came in toward the end, belting out Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You while Paisley sang harmony.
In a new promotional clip for the CMAs, Paisley and Underwood revisited their Forever Country collaboration. Standing back-to-back in a single spotlight, Paisley strummed softly on his guitar while Underwood started singing I Will Always Love You.
Paisley interjected with lines from Take Me Home, before Underwood joined him toward the end. The duet may be simple, but that’s what makes it so powerful. You’re sure to get goosebumps when you watch it, especially when Paisley and Underwood reach the final note.
After watching this, we’re even more excited for the CMAs!