Country Artists Cover CMA Award-Winning Songs In Video Series

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Numerous country artists are taking part in the CMA Awards’ golden anniversary by recording CMA Award-winning songs and sharing them on YouTube for their fans.

The 45 artists participating in this retrospective include former CMA Awards nominees and winners John Berry, T. Graham Brown, Deana Carter, Mark Chesnutt, Easton Corbin, Billy Currington, Billy Ray Cyrus, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Jo Dee Messina, John Michael Montgomery, Lorrie Morgan, Eric Paslay, Collin Raye, Shenandoah, Ricky Skaggs, Josh Turner, Steve Wariner, Amanda and Tyler Wilkinson, Mark Wills, and Lee Ann Womack; in addition to rising artists including Lauren Alaina, Kane Brown, Dustin Lynch, Jon Pardi, Michael Ray, Scotty McCreery and Drake White.


The covers are featured at, with at least one new song being added each day through Wednesday, Nov. 2, when the 50th annual CMA Awards air live on ABC Television Network.


“This is a great opportunity for the fans to experience and discover the rich heritage of the format by hearing these classic songs performed by contemporary and legendary artists,” said Damon Whiteside, CMA Senior Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships.


Among the covers included in the project are Song of the Year winners “There Goes My Everything,” which was the first Song of the Year in 1967; “Sunday Morning Coming Down,” Song of the Year in 1970; “Always on My Mind,” Song of the Year in 1982; “When I Call Your Name,” Song of the Year in 1991; and “I Hope You Dance,” which won Song of the Year in 2000.


The project is an extension of “Forever Country,” which features 30 former CMA Award-winning acts performing three country standards: John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again,” and Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You.”


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