The cinematic black and white music video, which was directed by Trey Fanjoy, features a variety of performance shots of Anderson and Parton, including one where they drive on a long stretch of road.
“Someday the picture will come into focus / And we’ll see it all plain and clear / When we come together in the place He has for us / Where the pain and the hurt disappear / Someday we’ll laugh at these roads that we’ve traveled / I am completely convinced / That hope never dies or goes out of fashion / Someday it’ll all make sense,” Anderson and Parton blend their voices on the track.
Dolly Parton Said Working With Bill Anderson Was The “Most Meaningful Fun” She’s Had In Years
In discussing the track with Parton, Anderson said he hoped it would bring some “levity” to listeners.
“Hopefully, our song can help bring a bit of levity to a world that seems upside down and sideways so much of the time these days,” Anderson said, before adding, “If it can, music will have once again proven itself to be the optimal healer.”
Parton expressed a similar sentiment, sharing how much she enjoyed working with Anderson. “Working with my ol’ buddy Bill Anderson was the most meaningful fun I’ve had in years,” she said. “I love the song we sang, I love how we sounded together on it and getting to do a video with him was just icing on the cake. I hope the fans enjoy it as much as we enjoyed being together on it.”
The song appears on Anderson’s album, As Far As The Eye Can See: The Best Of. The 16-song collection, which features Anderson’s collaboration with Parton, bears the same name as his current Country Music Hall of Fame exhibition.
Anderson and Parton previously collaborated on Anderson’s song, “If It’s All The Same To You.” Anderson recorded the song in 1964 and released it as a duet with Jan Howard.
The rare demo of the song featuring Parton appears on Anderson’s As Far As The Eye Can See: The Best Of album.
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