Rock band OneRepublic and country star Dierks Bentley are the latest musicians to team up for CMT Crossroads . The one-hour special, which marks their first-ever collaboration, will premiere in mid-March on CMT.
OneRepublic released their debut set, Dreaming Out Loud, in 2007. The album included the smash single “Apologize,” which shattered digital sales and airplay records worldwide. The band’s sophomore album, 2009’s Waking Up, produced three singles — “All the Right Moves,” “Secrets” and “Good Life.”
OneRepublic released their third album, Native, in March 2013. It debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. The set includes hits “If I Lose Myself,” “Feel Again” and the No. 1 hit, “Counting Stars.” OneRepublic will head out on a U.S. tour this summer.
Bentley will release a new album, Riser, on Feb. 25. It’s his first album since the death of his father and the birth of his first son. He is currently climbing the country airplay chart with “I Hold On,” which he co-wrote with Brett James. Bentley will kick off his headlining Riser tour on May 9 in Charlotte, N.C.
In addition, Bentley will introduce a new film this month about the personal inspirations behind Riser. A special edit of the film will air exclusively on CMT on Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. ET. Titled Dierks Bentley: Riser, the full-length film will air the same day on Palladia at 9 p.m. ET.
To celebrate both the new album and film, Bentley will host screenings over the course of the next few weeks in London, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York and Toronto.