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CMT Crossroads is a television show broadcast on CMT that pairs country music artists with musicians from other music genres, frequently trading off performing one another's songs, and also dueting on some numbers.

CMT Crossroads
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 15
No. of episodes 63
Running time 60 minutes
Original network CMT
Original release January 13, 2002 – present
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Crossroads premiered on January 13, 2002, and so far there has been sixty-two episodes to date. Some artists have appeared in more than one episode such as Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Sara Evans, Emmylou Harris, John Mayer, etc.


No. Episodes Original airdate
1 Lucinda Williams & Elvis Costello January 13, 2002 (2002-01-13)
Songs performed: "Changed the Locks", "Drunken Angel", "Indoor Fireworks", "Crescent City", "Wild Horses", "Blue", "Poisoned Rose"
2 Hank Williams Jr. & Kid Rock February 17, 2002 (2002-02-17)
Songs performed: "Midnight Rider", "Cowboy", "The 'F' Word", "Hamburger Steak, Holiday Inn", "Medley", "Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound", "Lonely Road of Faith", "Tee Tot Song", "Family Tradition"
3 Brooks & Dunn & ZZ Top April 21, 2002 (2002-04-21)
Songs performed: "Tush", "Good Girls Go to Heaven", "Hard Workin' Man", "Rough Boy", "La Grange", "She Loves My Automobile", "I'll Never Forgive My Heart", "Gimme All Your Lovin'"
4 Ryan Adams & Elton John May 26, 2002 (2002-05-26)
Songs performed: "Daniel", "Answering Bell", "Firecracker", "Oh My Sweet Carolina", "Lovesick Blues", "He'll Have to Go", "Great Balls Of Fire", "Rocket Man"
5 Willie Nelson & Sheryl Crow June 16, 2002 (2002-06-16)
Songs performed: "Jackson", "Abilene", "City of New Orleans", "Let It Be Me", "It's So Easy", "You Remain", "Crazy", "Everyday Is a Winding Road"
6 Dixie Chicks & James Taylor October 18, 2002 (2002-10-18)
Songs performed: "Sweet Baby James", "Some Days You Gotta Dance", "Wide Open Spaces", "A Home", "Shower the People", "Carolina in My Mind", "Ready to Run"
7 Travis Tritt & Ray Charles December 6, 2002 (2002-12-06)
Songs performed: "I'm Movin' On", "Doesn't Anybody Hurt Anymore", "Between an Old Memory and Me", "Georgia On My Mind", "3/4 Time", "Leave My Girl Alone"
8 Kenny Chesney & John Mellencamp October 3, 2003 (2003-10-03)
Songs performed: "Jack & Diane", "Live Those Songs", "Small Town", "Back Where I Come From", "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.", "Stones In My Passway", "Young"
9 Dolly Parton & Melissa Etheridge November 28, 2003 (2003-11-28)
Songs performed: "Come To My Window", "Jolene", "Coat of Many Colors", "I Want to Be in Love", "Bring Me Some Water", "I Will Always Love You", "9 to 5"
10 Martina McBride & Pat Benatar December 12, 2003 (2003-12-12)
Songs performed: "Promises In The Dark", "Heartbreaker", "Independence Day", "In My Daughter's Eyes", "Hit Me With Your Best Shot", "We Belong", "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues"
11 Emmylou Harris & Dave Matthews January 9, 2004 (2004-01-09)
Songs performed: "Gravedigger", "My Antonia", "Here I Am", "Where Are You Going", "Long Black Veil", "Imagine", "Save Me"
12 Toby Keith's Shock 'n Y'all Super Bowl Party: A CMT Crossroads Special January 31, 2004 (2004-01-31)
Appearances from Willie Nelson
13 Brad Paisley & John Mayer May 14, 2004 (2004-05-14)
Songs performed: "Celebrity", "That's Love", "Little Moments", "Come Back to Bed", "Why Georgia", "Bigger Than My Body", "Daughters", "Two People Fell in Love"
14 Wynonna Judd & Heart July 9, 2004 (2004-07-09)
Songs performed: "Magic Man", "Only Love", "Dog and Butterfly", "The Perfect Goodbye", "No One Else on Earth", "Rock and Roll", "Love Hurts"
15 Montgomery Gentry & Lynyrd Skynyrd December 10, 2004 (2004-12-10)
Songs performed: "Call Me the Breeze", "Hillbilly Shoes", "My Town", "Sweet Home Alabama", "Red White & Blue (Love It or Leave)", "Hell Yeah", "All Night Long"
16 Keith Urban & John Fogerty February 19, 2005 (2005-02-19)
Songs performed: "Bad Moon Rising", "Walkin' the Country", "Days Go By", "Rambunctious Boy", "Centerfield", "You'll Think Of Me", "Down On The Corner", "Sugar-Sugar (In My Life)", "Somebody Like You"
17 Ronnie Milsap & Los Lonely Boys June 17, 2005 (2005-06-17)
Songs performed: "Smoky Mountain Rain", "How Far Is Heaven", "Stranger in My House", "More Than Love", "Real Emotions"
18 Sugarland & Bon Jovi September 16, 2005 (2005-09-16)
Songs performed: "Livin' On A Prayer", "Something More", "It's My Life", "Baby Girl", "Wanted Dead or Alive", "Just Might (Make Me Believe)", "Have A Nice Day", "Who Says You Can't Go Home"
19 Kenny Rogers & Lionel Richie November 26, 2005 (2005-11-26)
Songs performed: "She Believes in Me", "Easy", "Lady", "My Love", "Sweet Music Man", "Still", "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town", "Stuck on You", "The Gambler"
20 Lyle Lovett & Bonnie Raitt February 11, 2006 (2006-02-11)
Songs performed: "North Dakota", "Thing Called Love", "My Baby Don't Tolerate", "I Don't Want Anything To Change", "Angel from Montgomery", "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
21 Rosanne Cash & Steve Earle September 15, 2006 (2006-09-15)
Songs performed: "Guitar Town", "Seven Year Ache", "Goodbye", "Burn Down This Town", "House on The Lake", "Western Wall", "Jerusalem", "Big River"
22 Little Big Town & Lindsey Buckingham December 2, 2006 (2006-12-02)
Songs performed: "Go Your Own Way", "Bones", "The Chain", "Big Love", "Bring It On Home", "Boondocks", "Not Too Late", "Good as Gone"
23 Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby February 24, 2007 (2007-02-24)
Songs performed: "The Way It Is", "Uncle Pen", "The Dreaded Spoon", "The Valley Road", "Come on Out", "The End of the Innocence", "Mandolin Rain", "Super Freak"
24 Reba McEntire & Kelly Clarkson June 24, 2007 (2007-06-24)

Songs performed: "Why Haven't I Heard from You", "Since U Been Gone", "Walk Away", "The Greatest Man I Never Knew", "Because of You", "Fancy"

Notes: This episode was filmed at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
25 Trisha Yearwood & Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds September 21, 2007 (2007-09-21)
Songs performed: "Walkaway Joe", "When Can I See You", "Fire and Rain", "How Do I Live", "Take A Bow", "Heaven, Heartache, and the Power of Love", "Change The World"
26 LeAnn Rimes & Joss Stone December 7, 2007 (2007-12-07)
Songs performed: "Good Friend and a Glass of Wine", "Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin' on Me)", "Nothin' Better to Do", "Tell Me 'bout It", "Fell in Love with a Boy", "Summertime", "How Do I Live"
27 Alison Krauss & Robert Plant February 11, 2008 (2008-02-11)
Songs performed: "Gone, Gone, Gone (Done Moved On)", "The Boy Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn", "When the Levee Breaks", "Black Dog", "Stick With Me Baby", "Rich Woman", "Please Read The Letter", "When You Say Nothing at All"
28 Sara Evans & Maroon 5 May 9, 2008 (2008-05-09)
Songs performed: "This Love", "I Could Not Ask For More", "She Will Be Loved", "Some Things Never Change", "Won't Go Home Without You"
29 Trace Adkins & 38 Special September 24, 2008 (2008-09-24)
Songs performed: "Honky Tonk Badonkadonk", "Ladies Love Country Boys", "You're Gonna Miss This", "Chrome", "Rockin' into the Night", "Hold On Loosely", "Caught Up in You", "Muddy Water", "Wild-Eyed Southern Boys"
30 "Taylor Swift and Def Leppard" November 7, 2008 (2008-11-07)

Songs performed: "Photograph", "Picture to Burn", "Love Story", "Hysteria", "Teardrops on My Guitar", "When Love & Hate Collide", "Should've Said No", "Pour Some Sugar on Me"

Notes: This episode was filmed on October 6, 2008, at The Acuf Theatre in Nashville. It was released to DVD exclusively through Walmart.
31 Jamey Johnson & Shooter Jennings March 23, 2009 (2009-03-23)
Songs performed: "In Color", "It Ain't Easy", "High Cost of Living", "God Bless Alabama", "Mowing Down the Roses", "Between Jennings and Jones", "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out of Hand"
32 Jason Aldean & Bryan Adams June 26, 2009 (2009-06-26)
Songs performed: "Heaven", "Summer of '69", "Johnny Cash", "She's Country", "Hicktown", "Run to You"
33 Zac Brown Band & Jimmy Buffett March 19, 2010 (2010-03-19)
Songs performed: "Margaritaville", "Chicken Fried", "Free", "Into the Mystic", "Son of a Son of a Sailor", "Toes", "Buffet Hotel", "A Pirate Looks at Forty"
34 Keith Urban & John Mayer June 18, 2010 (2010-06-18)

Songs performed: "Gravity", "'Til Summer Comes Around", "Sweet Thing", "Faith", "Perfectly Lonely", "If Ever I Could Love", "Hit the Ground Runnin'"

Notes: This is Urban and Mayer's second Crossroads appearance.
35 Kenny Chesney & Steve Miller July 9, 2010 (2010-07-09)

Songs performed: "The Joker", "Abracadabra", "Living In Fast Forward", "You Got Me Dizzy", "Don't Blink", "Jet Airliner", "Fly Like an Eagle", "Rock'n Me", "Summertime", "Got The Rib Back"

Notes: This is Chesney's second Crossroads appearance.
36 Martina McBride & Train July 9, 2010 (2010-07-09)

Songs performed: "Marry Me", "Stay With Me", "A Broken Wing", "Drops of Jupiter", "Hey Soul Sister", "Whatever You Say", "Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong"

Notes: This is McBride's second Crossroads appearance.
37 Faith Hill & The Pretenders February 5, 2011 (2011-02-05)

Songs performed: "This Kiss", "Cry", "I'll Stand By You", "Brass in Pocket", "Middle Of The Road", "Piece Of My Heart", "Back on the Chain Gang", "Breathe"

Notes: This episode aired lived from the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam at the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie in Grand Prairie, Texas.
38 Luke Bryan & The Doobie Brothers June 24, 2011 (2011-06-24)
Songs performed: "China Grove", "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)", "Rain Is a Good Thing", "Someone Else Calling You Baby", "Black Water", "Long Train Runnin'"
39 Vince Gill & Sting November 25, 2011 (2011-11-25)
Songs performed: "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You", "Whenever You Come Around", "Fields of Gold", "Don't Let Our Love Start Slippin' Away", "When I Call Your Name", "Every Breath You Take"
40 Carrie Underwood & Steven Tyler February 4, 2012 (2012-02-04)

Songs performed: "Just a Dream", "Dream On", "Undo It", "Love in an Elevator", "Born to Be Wild", "Cryin'", "Before He Cheats", "Sweet Emotion", "Walk This Way"

Notes: This episode aired live from the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
41 Joe Walsh & Friends (with Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Hunter Hayes, Billy Gibbons) June 23, 2012 (2012-06-23)

Songs performed: "Life's Been Good", "Rocky Mountain Way", "In The City", "Lucky That Way", "Best of My Love", "Life In The Fast Lane"

Notes: This is Chesney's third, and Evans, Bryan, Gibbons, and Paisley's, second appearance.
42 Emmylou Harris and Mumford & Sons September 20, 2012 (2012-09-20)

Songs performed: "If I Needed You", "Awake My Soul", "The Road", "Angel Band", "The Cave", "Orphan Girl", "Where Are You Now", "The Boxer"

Notes: This is Harris' second Crossroads appearance.
43 Randy Travis & The Avett Brothers November 23, 2012 (2012-11-23)
Songs performed: "Murder in the City", "January Wedding", "Three Wooden Crosses", "I And Love And You", "February Seven", "Forever and Ever, Amen", "Deeper Than the Holler", "He Walked on Water"
44 Rascal Flatts & Journey February 2, 2013 (2013-02-02)

Songs performed: "Separate Ways", "Life Is a Highway", "Fast Cars and Freedom", "Wheel in the Sky", "Bless the Broken Road", "Faithfully", "What Hurts the Most", "Don't Stop Believin'"[1]

Notes: This episode aired live from the New Orleans Sugar Mill and aired the night before Super Bowl XLVII.[2]
45 Willie Nelson & Friends (with Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Norah Jones, Ashley Monroe, Leon Russell and Neil Young) June 23, 2013 (2013-06-23)

Songs performed: "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain", "Long May You Run", "Shotgun Willie", "Red Headed Strager", "Whiskey River", "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die", "Funny How Time Slips Away"

Notes: This is Nelson third, and Johnson and Crow's second appearance.
46 Lady Antebellum & Stevie Nicks September 13, 2013 (2013-09-13)

Songs performed: "Edge of Seventeen", "Love Don't Live Here", "Need You Now", "Landslide", "Golden", "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around", "Rhiannon", "Gold Dust Woman", "Cold As Stone", "Just A Kiss"[3]

Notes: This episode was ninety minutes long useful instead of the usual sixty minutes.
47 The Band Perry & Fall Out Boy November 29, 2013 (2013-11-29)
Songs performed: "Sugar, We're Goin Down", "Better Dig Two", "DONE.", "Alone Together", "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)", "Don't Let Me Be Lonely", "If I Die Young", "Thnks fr th Mmrs"
48 Dierks Bentley & OneRepublic March 14, 2014 (2014-03-14)
Songs performed: "Apologize", "I Hold On", "Counting Stars", "Home", "I Lived", "Pride (In the Name of Love)", "Good Life", "Up on the Ridge"
49 Kacey Musgraves & Katy Perry June 13, 2014 (2014-06-13)
Songs performed: "Teenage Dream", "Follow Your Arrow", "Firework", "Here You Come Again", "Step Off", "I Can't Make You Love Me", "Roar", "Merry Go 'Round", "Keep It To Yourself", "Thinking Of You" [4]
50 Lee Ann Womack & John Legend September 26, 2014 (2014-09-26)
Songs performed: "Ashes by Now", "Save Room", "The Way I'm Livin'", "Green Light", "You & I (Nobody in the World)", "I Hope You Dance", "I May Hate Myself in the Morning", "All of Me"[5]
51 Jason Aldean & Bob Seger November 28, 2014 (2014-11-28)

Songs performed: "Hollywood Nights", "Tattoos on This Town", "Just Gettin' Started", "Turn the Page", "She's Country", "Night Train", "Against the Wind", "Hey Gypsy"[6]

Notes: This is Aldean's second appearance. This episode was filmed on October 28, 2014, at the Factory at Franklin in Franklin, Tennessee.[7]
52 Brantley Gilbert & Lynyrd Skynyrd June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27)

Songs performed: "What's Your Name?", "Bottoms Up", "Kick It in the Sticks", "Gimme Three Steps", "Simple Man", "One Hell of an Amen", "Country Must Be Country Wide", "Still Unbroken", "Sweet Home Alabama" [8]

Notes: This is Lynyrd Skynyrd's second appearance.
53 Sara Evans & REO Speedwagon September 19, 2015 (2015-09-19)

Songs performed: "Take It on the Run", "A Little Bit Stronger", "A Real Fine Place To Start", "Born to Fly", "Keep On Loving You", "Listen To Her Heart", "Ridin' The Storm Out", "Roll with the Changes", "Slow Me Down"

Notes: This is Evans' third appearance.
54 Jennifer Nettles & Cheap Trick March 24, 2016 (2016-03-24)

Songs performed: "Surrender", "I Want You to Want Me", "Stay", "The Flame", "When I Wake Up Tomorrow", "Unlove You", "Something More"[9]

Notes: This is Nettles' second appearance, the first time was with Sugarland.
55 Luke Bryan & Jason Derulo May 21, 2016 (2016-05-21)

Songs performed: "Want to Want Me", "Strip It Down", "Talk Dirty", "That's My Kind of Night", "Trumpets", "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)", "If It Ain't Love", "Move"[9]

Notes: This is Bryan's third appearance.
56 Thomas Rhett & Nick Jonas June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24)
Songs performed: "T-Shirt", "Chains", "Chainsaw", "Crash and Burn", "Close", "Die a Happy Man", "Jealous", "Make Me Wanna"[9]
57 Charles Kelley & Rob Thomas July 1, 2016 (2016-07-01)

Songs performed: "Lonely No More", "Lonely Girl", "This Is How a Heart Breaks", "We Owned the Night", "The Driver", "3AM", "Love Don't Live Here", "Pieces", "Smooth"[9]

Notes: This is Kelley's second appearance, the first time was with Lady Antebellum.
58 Maren Morris & Alicia Keys[10] December 2, 2016 (2016-12-02)
Songs performed: "Girl on Fire", "Rich", "In Common", "Angel from Montgomery", "My Church", "No One", "80s Mercedes", "If I Ain't Got You"
59 Darius Rucker & John Mellencamp March 24, 2017 (2017-03-24)
Songs Performed: "If I Told You", "Wagon Wheel", "Hold My Hand", "Pink Houses", "Alright", "Grandview", "Cherry Bomb", "Longest Days"
60 Earth, Wind & Fire & Friends June 23, 2017 (2017-06-23)

Featuring Sara Evans, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Dan + Shay, Drake White, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker.
Songs Performed: "Boogie Wonderland", "Shining Star", "That's the Way of the World", "Sing a Song", "September", "Let's Groove", "After the Love Has Gone"

Notes: this is the fourth Crossroads appearance for Evans, third for McBride and Charles Kelley and the second for Rucker, Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum.
61 Florida Georgia Line & Backstreet Boys August 30, 2017 (2017-08-30)
Songs Performed: "Smooth", "As Long as You Love Me", "God, Your Mama, and Me", "Dirt", "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)", "All I Have to Give", "Cruise", "I Want It That Way", "H.O.L.Y."
62 Old Crow Medicine Show and Kesha December 6, 2017 (2017-12-06)
Songs Performed: "Rainy Day Women ♯12 & 35", "Your Love Is My Drug", "Timber", "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You", "Spaceship," "Hunt You Down," "Flicker & Shine", "Woman," "Wagon Wheel", "Tell It To Me"
63 Cam and Smokey Robinson March 28, 2018 (2018-03-28)
Songs Performed: "The Tears of a Clown", "I Second That Emotion", "Burning House", "Mayday", "Diane", "Cruisin'", "Hungover on Heartache", "Being with You", "You're All I Need to Get By"
64 Luke Combs and Leon Bridges June 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)
Songs Performed: "Bad Bad News", "Hurricane", "When It Rains It Pours"



  • Jason Aldean
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Billy Gibbons (The first time with ZZ Top)
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Jamey Johnson
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • John Mayer
  • John Mellencamp
  • Jennifer Nettles (The first time was with Sugarland)
  • Brad Paisley
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Darius Rucker
  • Keith Urban


  • Luke Bryan
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Charles Kelley (half with Lady Antebellum)
  • Martina McBride
  • Willie Nelson


  • Sara Evans

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