Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Upcoming 'CMT Crossroads' eps include Cheap Trick with Jennifer Nettles, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and more

David McClister
This news slipped by me last week. I'm a big fan of the show and look forward to new episodes...

CMT has announced some of music’s biggest stars to join forces for four new episodes of  “CMT Crossroads,” the network’s highly-acclaimed and longest-running music franchise.

The new episodes kick off with Cheap Trick and Jennifer Nettles on March 24 at 11pm ET.

Additional episodes premiering throughout the summer include Jason Derulo/Luke Bryan, Rob Thomas/Charles Kelley and Nick Jonas/Thomas Rhett.

With a catalog of hits spanning decades, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2016 inductees Cheap Trick and Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jennifer Nettles, who is headlining the CMT Next Women of Country Tour, will collaborate for the first time with “CMT Crossroads” premiering  on Thursday, March 24 at 11 pm ET/PT.

Multi Grammy-winning singers and songwriters Rob Thomas and Charles Kelley will come together for an unforgettable episode featuring soulful lyrics and harmonies. Though both men are hit-makers in different genres, they each have dual careers as members of bands (Matchbox 20 and Lady Antebellum, respectively), as well as solo artists. This episode of “CMT Crossroads: Rob Thomas and Charles Kelley” will premiere later this spring.

Before Luke Bryan begins selling out stadium concerts this summer, he joins Jason Derulo, one of pop music’s biggest stars, on stage for a performance that will blend their styles and voices for what’s sure to be a full-throttled genre-bending musical bang worth of music in “CMT Crossroads: Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan” which will premiere this summer.

Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett are two of music’s hottest male stars at the top of their games, set to come together to re-interpret their collective catalog of chart-busting hits in what’s sure to be a smoldering mash-up of pop and country. “CMT Crossroads: Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett” premieres this summer.

In related news, Cheap Trick just released their long-awaited new single and video, “When I Wake Up Tomorrow,” featured on the legendary power pop collective’s upcoming album, Bang, Zoom, Crazy...Hello, due out April 1.

Bang, Zoom, Crazy...Hello follows the recent announcement of Cheap Trick’s forthcoming induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The news celebrates the pioneering sound that has earned the Rockford, IL-based band total record sales well in excess of 20 million featured appearances and more than 40 international Gold and Platinum certifications.

Cheap Trick's seventeenth studio album and first new music in more than five years, Bang, Zoom, Crazy...Hello was co-produced by the band and their longtime collaborator, Grammy Award winner Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell, Fastball).

Bang, Zoom, Crazy...Hello  is available now for pre-order. Fans can also pre-order the album through the Cheap Trick Pledge Music campaign, with limited and exclusive items including signed/numbered CD’s, signed lithographs, guitar picks, plaques and more. All Pledge Music pre-orders of Bang, Zoom, Crazy...Hello will receive an exclusive Cheap Trick “AccessPass,” unlocking bonus content unavailable anywhere else. Quantities are limited – complete details are available now at Pledge Music.

Cheap Trick will hit the road again this summer to both support Bang Zoom Crazy...Hello and celebrate their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The ROCK HALL THREE FOR ALL TOUR – also starring Heart and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts – begins July 14 at Clarkston, MI’s DTE Energy Music Theatre and then travels through a September 23 finale at West Palm Peach, FL’s Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre.

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