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  1. During CMT Crossroads, Chesney and Mellencamp sing several of their best-known hits, including "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." and "Young." What really comes through, however, is the duo's ability to entertain an audience. As veteran performers will tell......  Read Full Episode Summary »

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  1. During CMT Crossroads, Chesney and Mellencamp sing several of their best-known hits, including "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." and "Young." What really comes through, however, is the duo's ability to entertain an audience. As veteran performers will tell you, entertaining is not a talent that develops overnight. "During the decade of the '80s, I was home, like, 22 months," Mellencamp says. "I can't remember the exact number, but the rest of the time I was on the road or making a record. On one tour, I did 149 shows. I had to actually have the name of the town taped in front of me." Chesney can identify with the confusion of the road, noting, "You keep going so long ... I was onstage and I found myself -- just for a second -- kind of going through the motions. That's not what people pay $65 to see. They didn't pay that to see you going through the motions. I caught myself doing it -- and I hope I never do it again."

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