McBride, Benatar Tape CMT Crossroads Show

A TV taping for CMT Crossroads with Martina McBride and Pat Benatar turned into a mutual admiration society. The show, taped in Nashville on Oct. 16, will be aired on CMT on Dec. 12 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. McBride revealed that she spent much of her childhood singing Benatar songs in front of her mirror. Benatar for her part told the packed house that “You guys don’t know how lucky you are to have Martina here in your midst.” The pair traded powerhouse vocal licks on such favorites as “Heartbreaker,” “Independence Day,” “This One’s For the Girls,” “When God Fearing Women Get the Blues,” and they collaborated on a lyrical, acoustic version of “We Belong” with Benatar’s husband-guitarist Neil Giraldo adding guitar backing and harmony vocals.