In the “Musical Insights” series, country artists share their thoughts on some of their most popular tunes.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards, thirty artists were invited to participate in a medley of three timeless country songs: John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again,” and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.”
The honor is not lost on Kacey Musgraves, one of the artists on it. “This project is crazy,” she says in a statement from her record label. “I really respect the roots of the genre, the traditions of it. I just really love it.
“So it’s been really fun for me to take that, which inspires me, and mix it with my own new ideas, and me as a 27-year-old girl in 2016 and make it my own thing. So, being a part of this song, a song with my peers but also with these amazing icons and legends is pretty special.”
Watch the video for “Forever Country” here.