Well, it looks like Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are back together.
Not as a couple, though, but the sweethearts are already letting bygones be bygones for the love of country music. Both are included in the star-studded lineup of 30 past and present country music stars as they coop together for a music video entitled, “Artists of Then, Now and Forever – Forever Country”, a salute in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards.
The once in a lifetime collaboration will also bring in names like Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, real life couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill and Luke Bryan, among others. The video itself is beautiful as it is heartwarming: John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads”, Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” and Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” were sung by past CMA Awards winners as an ode to the pillars.
Nelson and Parton will likewise be part of the ensemble produced by Shane McAnally.
When asked about her reaction, Lambert admitted that she asked a lot of questions like how many artists would be there in three songs and how long will the video be. Meanwhile, Shelton was more than ready to grab the mic.
“I really didn’t even ask what the song was. I just said sure, I’d love to be a part of whatever you guys are doing,” he said, adding that he is honored to be in the presence of his fellow artists, and of course, country music legends.
As for their whirlwind relationship, Shelton and Lambert called it quits back in 2015 after four years of marriage. Prior to their divorce, the couple was riddled with rumors about a potential split, mainly because of Blake’s “excessive drinking habits” and the fear of Miranda that he might cheat on him.
It was a sad day for “Blaranda” and music fans.
Both however remained to be professionals. They might have went their separate ways after their breakup, but the fact that not one peep came out after shooting “Forever Country” is a sign that Shelton and Lambert have moved on and left the past where it should be. Whether or not there’s a sign of reconciliation, their passion for country music lives on and no matter what personal issues they have experienced before, it would never be a hindrance to stop doing what they love to do, even if it means working together for just one video.
The CMA Awards will be aired on ABC on November 2, while the “Forever Country” is now up for viewing on Vevo and YouTube.