One of the most fascinating shows on CMT is their innovative series, “CMT Crossroads,” which pairs country artists with musicians from other genres. Each episode features a different set of stars playing together, swapping stories, and sharing their common love of music. CMT today revealed the debut of the newest installment of the iconic “CMT Crossroads” franchise with multi-Grammy® Award-winning duo FOR KING + COUNTRY and Grammy® Award-nominated, CMA and ACM-winning country star Jimmie Allen. “CMT Crossroads: FOR KING + COUNTRY & Jimmie Allen” premieres with a special one-hour presentation on Tuesday, February 28th at 10p/9c, with an immediate encore at 11p/10c and additional airings Sunday, March 5 at 11a/10c (CMT), Friday, March 10 at 8p/7c (CMT Music) and Saturday, March 11 at 10a/9c and 6p/5c (CMT Music).
Filmed in front of an intimate studio audience outside of Nashville, this special episode pairs Christian pop duo FOR KING + COUNTRY with critically-acclaimed chart-topper Jimmie Allen, swapping stories and collaborating on each other’s most-loved songs, including can’t-miss performances of Allen’s “Best Shot,” “Down Home” and “Freedom Was A Highway”; and FOR KING + COUNTRY’S “God Only Knows,” “Joy,” “Relate,” plus a special debut performance of a brand-new song. The soulful night of never-before-seen collaborations comes on the heels of the duo’s captivating “CMT Christmas Crossroads” holiday special featuring BRELAND, Chrissy Metz, Natalie Grant, and Rebecca St. James.
The series debuted on January 13, 2002, with Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams and since has showcased dream musical partnerships including Ray Charles and Travis Tritt; Bon Jovi and Sugarland; Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire; Def Leppard and Taylor Swift; Sting and Vince Gill; John Mayer and Keith Urban; Mumford & Sons and Emmylou Harris; Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood; Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum; Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves; Alicia Keys and Maren Morris; Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini; LeAnn Rimes & Friends featuring Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark, Carly Pearce & Mickey Guyton; and celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2022 with the special installment “CMT Crossroads: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss.”
“CMT Crossroads: FOR KING + COUNTRY & Jimmie Allen” is executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and John Hamlin of Switched On Entertainment. The executives in charge of production are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino. Leslie Fram is the executive in charge of talent; Shanna Strassberg is a talent producer.
For more information, visit CMT.com, check out “CMT Crossroads” on Facebook & YouTube, and use the hashtag #CMTcrossroads.
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Bethany Bowman is a freelance entertainment writer. You can follow her blog, Instagram, and Twitter.
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