CMT Crossroads: Lynyrd Skynyrd and Brantley Gilbert Airing June 27

Country, Southern Rock Merge for Concert Performance

Lynyrd Skynyrd will team up with Brantley Gilbert for an all-new episode of CMT Crossroads scheduled to air June 27.

It marks Lynyrd Skynyrd’s second appearance on the network’s flagship music series. The band previously collaborated with Montgomery Gentry for an episode that aired in 2004.

Still led by founding member Gary Rossington on guitar, the current lineup of the band also features longtime lead vocalist Johnny Van Zant and guitarist Rickey Medlocke. Former vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, Johnny’s brother and a co-founder of the band, was one of three band members killed in 1977 when the band’s plane crashed in Mississippi en route to a concert in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

With a catalog of more than 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide, Lynyrd Skynyrd were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Their classics include “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Call Me the Breeze,” “Don’t Ask Me No Questions,” “Saturday Night Special” and “Free Bird.”

Gilbert’s gold-certified third studio album, Just as I Am, was the third-highest ountry debut of 2014 and was one of the Top 5-selling country albums of the year. The project includes hits such as “Bottoms Up,” “Small Town Throwdown” and his current single, “One Hell of an Amen.”

CMT Crossroads: Lynyrd Skynyrd and Brantley Gilbert will tape in Nashville and air June 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT only on CMT.

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