Brett Young and Boyz II Men’s 'CMT Crossroads' Reunion at the 'CMT Music Awards'
Brett Young and Boyz II Men had an epic CMT Crossroads reunion live on Wednesday’s (June 5) 2019 CMT Music Awards.
The two ignited the stage with a unique mashup of Young’s “Here Tonight” and one of the R&B group most popular hits, “Water Runs Dry,” a song Young often covers on tour.
“Boyz II Men was so present and prevalent in my life when I started writing songs,” Young told CMT.com backstage at their CMT Crossroads concert. “Every once in a while, when you guys sing your solos I can tell who’s who, but when you’re singing together, it’s like who’s doing what right now? It pushed me as a singer before I even knew it was doing that.”
“A lot of songs we sing have country intonations,” Boyz II Men’s Wanya Morris added. “Who’s to say ‘Water Runs Dry’ couldn’t be a country record? When Brett sings it, it sure sounds country to me.”
The two acts shared a nomination for CMT performance of the year for “Motownphilly” from their CMT Crossroads.
Since the Crossroads premiere in March, “Here Tonight” became Young’s fourth No. 1 on Billboard’s country airplay chart. He debuted the video for “Catch” with CMT.com on Monday (June 3).
Boyz II Men resume their 2019 tour tonight (June 6) in Rohnert Park, Calif.