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For years, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have served as the hosts for the biggest awards show in all of country music…the CMAs. Together, the two had the honor of hosting the 50th CMAs in 2016. As you would expect, the lead-up to the ceremony was immense, and Paisley and Underwood played a huge part in it.
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the CMA brought together 30 artists to pay tribute to country music’s rich history. That tribute resulted in the mega mashup song, “Forever Country.”
Paisley, Underwood, and the other artists who contributed to “Forever Country” helped it make country music history. The song topped the country music chart and also found its way on the Billboard Hot 100.
Leading up to the CMA Awards, “Forever Country” was showcased to a smaller extent in a promotional clip featuring Paisley and Underwood. Standing back-to-back under a single spotlight, Paisley strummed softly on his guitar while Underwood started things off by singing “I Will Always Love You.”
Paisley interjected with lines from “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” before Underwood joined him in sweet harmony 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.
Watching this makes us wish that Paisley and Underwood would release another full-length duet. It has been way too long since they sang “Remind Me” together!