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CMT Crossroads is an American television program 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 originUnited States
No. of seasons15
No. of episodes70
Running time60 minutes
Original networkCMT
Original releaseJanuary 13, 2002 –
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Crossroads premiered on January 13, 2002, and there has been sixty-eight 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.

The impact of the show has built many successful relationships between the artists who performed together:


No. Episodes Original airdate
1Lucinda Williams & Elvis CostelloJanuary 13, 2002 (2002-01-13)
Songs performed: "Changed the Locks", "Drunken Angel", "Indoor Fireworks", "Crescent City", "Wild Horses", "Blue", "Poisoned Rose"
2Hank Williams Jr. & Kid RockFebruary 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"
3Brooks & Dunn & ZZ TopApril 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'"
4Ryan Adams & Elton JohnMay 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"
5Willie Nelson & Sheryl CrowJune 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"
6Dixie Chicks & James TaylorOctober 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"
7Travis Tritt & Ray CharlesDecember 6, 2002 (2002-12-06)
Songs performed: "I'm Movin' On", "Doesn't Anyone Hurt Anymore", "Between an Old Memory and Me", "Georgia On My Mind", "3/4 Time", "Leave My Girl Alone"
8Kenny Chesney & John MellencampOctober 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"
9Dolly Parton & Melissa EtheridgeNovember 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"
10Martina McBride & Pat BenatarDecember 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"
11Emmylou Harris & Dave MatthewsJanuary 9, 2004 (2004-01-09)
Songs performed: "Gravedigger", "My Antonia", "Here I Am", "Where Are You Going", "Long Black Veil", "Imagine", "Save Me"
12Toby Keith's Shock 'n Y'all Super Bowl Party: A CMT Crossroads SpecialJanuary 31, 2004 (2004-01-31)
Appearances from Willie Nelson
13Brad Paisley & John MayerMay 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"
14Wynonna Judd & HeartJuly 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"
15Montgomery Gentry & Lynyrd SkynyrdDecember 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"
16Keith Urban & John FogertyFebruary 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"
17Ronnie Milsap & Los Lonely BoysJune 17, 2005 (2005-06-17)
Songs performed: "Smoky Mountain Rain", "How Far Is Heaven", "Stranger in My House", "More Than Love", "Real Emotions"
18Sugarland & Bon JoviSeptember 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"
19Kenny Rogers & Lionel RichieNovember 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"
20Lyle Lovett & Bonnie RaittFebruary 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"
21Rosanne Cash & Steve EarleSeptember 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"
22Little Big Town & Lindsey BuckinghamDecember 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"
23Ricky Skaggs & Bruce HornsbyFebruary 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"
24Reba McEntire & Kelly ClarksonJune 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.
25Trisha Yearwood & Kenneth "Babyface" EdmondsSeptember 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"
26LeAnn Rimes & Joss StoneDecember 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"
27Alison Krauss & Robert PlantFebruary 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"
28Sara Evans & Maroon 5May 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"
29Trace Adkins & 38 SpecialSeptember 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.
31Jamey Johnson & Shooter JenningsMarch 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"
32Jason Aldean & Bryan AdamsJune 26, 2009 (2009-06-26)
Songs performed: "Heaven", "Summer of '69", "Johnny Cash", "She's Country", "Hicktown", "Run to You"
33Zac Brown Band & Jimmy BuffettMarch 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"
34Keith Urban & John MayerJune 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.
35Kenny Chesney & Steve MillerJuly 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.
36Martina McBride & TrainJuly 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.
37Faith Hill & The PretendersFebruary 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.
38Luke Bryan & The Doobie BrothersJune 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'"
39Vince Gill & StingNovember 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"
40Carrie Underwood & Steven TylerFebruary 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.
41Joe Walsh & FriendsJune 23, 2012 (2012-06-23)

Featuring: Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Hunter Hayes and Billy Gibbons
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.
42Emmylou Harris and Mumford & SonsSeptember 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.
43Randy Travis & The Avett BrothersNovember 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"
44Rascal Flatts & JourneyFebruary 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]
45Willie Nelson & FriendsJune 23, 2013 (2013-06-23)

Featuring: Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Norah Jones, Ashley Monroe Neil Young and Leon Russell
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's third, and Johnson and Crow's second appearance.
46Lady Antebellum & Stevie NicksSeptember 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 instead of the usual sixty minutes. Steven Tyler of Aerosmith makes a guest appearance in the audience at the end of "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around."
47The Band Perry & Fall Out BoyNovember 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"
48Dierks Bentley & OneRepublicMarch 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"
49Kacey Musgraves & Katy PerryJune 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]
50Lee Ann Womack & John LegendSeptember 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]
51Jason Aldean & Bob SegerNovember 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]
52Brantley Gilbert & Lynyrd SkynyrdJune 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.
53Sara Evans & REO SpeedwagonSeptember 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.
54Jennifer Nettles & Cheap TrickMarch 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.
55Luke Bryan & Jason DeruloMay 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.
56Thomas Rhett & Nick JonasJune 24, 2016 (2016-06-24)
Songs performed: "T-Shirt", "Chains", "Chainsaw", "Crash and Burn", "Close", "Die a Happy Man", "Jealous", "Make Me Wanna"[9]
57Charles Kelley & Rob ThomasJuly 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.
58Maren 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"
59Darius Rucker & John MellencampMarch 24, 2017 (2017-03-24)
Songs Performed: "If I Told You", "Wagon Wheel", "Hold My Hand", "Pink Houses", "Alright", "Grandview", "Cherry Bomb", "Longest Days"
60Earth, Wind & Fire & FriendsJune 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.
61Florida Georgia Line & Backstreet BoysAugust 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."
62Old Crow Medicine Show and KeshaDecember 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"
63Cam and Smokey RobinsonMarch 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"
64Luke Combs and Leon BridgesJune 28, 2018 (2018-06-28)
Songs Performed: "Bad Bad News", "Hurricane", "When It Rains It Pours", "Beyond", "Beautiful Crazy", Coming Home", "One Number Away"
65Brett Eldredge and Meghan TrainorSeptember 3, 2018 (2018-09-03)
Songs Performed: "All About That Bass", "Islands in the Stream", "Haven't Met You Yet", "No Excuses", "Wanna Be That Song", "Let You Be Right", "Beat of the Music", "Baby, It's Cold Outside"
66Zac Brown Band and Shawn MendesOctober 24, 2018 (2018-10-24)
Songs Performed: "Mercy", "Homegrown", "Stitches", "Keep Me in Mind", "In My Blood", "Colder Weather", "Man in the Mirror", "Tomorrow Never Comes", "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back"
67Brett Young and Boyz II MenMarch 27, 2019 (2019-03-27)
Songs Performed: "Motownphilly", "Mercy", "I'll Make Love to You", "Catch", "Amazed", "In Case You Didn't Know", "Water Runs Dry""
68Brooks & Dunn & Friends[11]June 4, 2019 (2019-06-04)

Featuring: Luke Combs, Jon Pardi, Midland, Brett Young, Cody Johnson and Lanco.
Songs Performed: "My Next Broken Heart", "Mama Don't Get Dressed Up for Nothing", "Brand New Man", "Boot Scootin' Boogie", "My Maria", "Ain't Nothing 'bout You", "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone", "Red Dirt Road"

Notes: This is the second Crossroads appearance for Brooks & Dunn, Combs and Young.
69Sheryl Crow & FriendsSeptember 27, 2019 (2019-09-27)

Featuring: Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell, Lucius, Bonnie Raitt, Chris Stapleton and Joe Walsh
Songs performed: "Nobody's Perfect", "Everything Is Broken", "Don't", "Live Wire", "If It Makes You Happy", "Tell Me When It's Over", "Still the Good Old Days", "Strong Enough"

Notes: This is the third appearance for Crow and Harris and the second appearance for and Raitt and Walsh.
70Kelsea Ballerini & HalseyOctober 11, 2019 (2019-10-11)
Songs performed:



  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Combs
  • Billy Gibbons (The first time with ZZ Top)
  • Jamey Johnson
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • John Mayer
  • John Mellencamp
  • Jennifer Nettles (The first time was with Sugarland)
  • Brad Paisley
  • Bonnie Raitt
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Darius Rucker
  • Keith Urban
  • Joe Walsh
  • Brett Young
  • Zac Brown Band


  • Luke Bryan
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Emmylou Harris
  • Charles Kelley (two with Lady Antebellum)
  • Martina McBride
  • Willie Nelson


  • Sara Evans

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "CMT Crossroads: Journey and Rascal Flatts Live From Super Bowl XLVII". Viacom. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "CMT Crossroads: Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum". Viacom. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "CMT Crossroads: Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves". Viacom. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  5. ^ "CMT Crossroads: John Legend and Lee Ann Womack". Viacom. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  6. ^ "CMT Crossroads: Bob Seger and Jason Aldean". viacom. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  7. ^
  8. ^ "CMT Crossroads: Lynyrd Skynyrd and Brantley Gilbert Airing June 27". Viacom. May 8, 2015. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
  9. ^ a b c d CMT Staff (March 1, 2016). "CMT Crossroads: Pairings Reveled for Four New Episodes". CMT. Viacom. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  10. ^
  11. ^ 67Brett Young and Boyz II MenMarch 27, 2019 (2019-03-27) Songs Performed: "Motownphilly", "Mercy", Catch, Amazed

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