The moment was one that many may not remember, but one we should never forget.
A massive gathering of some of the most influential and legendary musicians across the country music industry filled the stage at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. for a special celebration of America that will take your breath away.
— Kathy Gaudet (@kathyg99) November 6, 2014
Hosted by Kenny Rogers, Glen Campbell, and other fellow country superstars, The Country Music Association’s 25th Anniversary since its creation was a true cause for celebration across the nation, and as such, even Former President Nixon and the first lady attended this monumental event.
— King Skaggs♐ (@SkaggsBoy91) May 28, 2015
Joining together for a final performance to honor the American pride built deep within country music and to recognize the incredible strides the country music industry had made in the last 25 years, more than 20 country music legends (many who have now passed) joined together at center stage for a moving performance of “America The Beautiful”.
Aug 16, 1983
Merle Haggard earns 6 nominations for the CMA awards, leading all artists. Ricky Skaggs, John Anderson and Willie Nelson are among the finalists named 5 times on the ballot, unveiled in Nashville.
Hear Merle at https://t.co/MU06d2DUev @countrym4ever @countrymusic789 pic.twitter.com/ZExBJOTQZn
— Country Vinyl Radio (@Country_Vinyl) August 16, 2018
As Ray Charles began the impressive number, he calls out to the fellow musicians, saying, “Man, I wish I had someone to help me sing this!”
With just that, this choir of endlessly-talented musicians filled every corner of Constitution Hall with their stunning voices.
Watch this once-in-a-lifetime performance below!