CMT Reveals The Black Crowes and Darius Rucker Will Pair For 'Crossroads'
Jumping off their wildly popular CMT Music Awards performance, The Black Crowes and Darius Rucker will headline the latest installment of "CMT Crossroads."
"CMT Crossroads: The Black Crowes & Darius Rucker" is a one-hour episode and will premiere 10p/9c Tuesday, May 16th, with an immediate encore at 11p/10c and 12a/11c on Friday, May 19th. The show will also go live on Wednesday, May 17th on CMT.com, CMT VOD and the MTV app (CMT Crossroads), with subsequent premieres on CMT MUSIC and MTV LIVE.
"It was really cool getting to do 'Crossroads' with Darius," said Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes in a statement. "We both come from similar music scenes in the South, and we have a shared admiration for a lot of the same music. Darius has such a powerful voice and has written some great songs. I'm glad we finally got to share the stage with our friend!"
The longtime friends taped the episode in Austin, Texas, while in town for the CMT Music Awards. They swapped stories and performed on each other's biggest hits, including The Black Crowes' "Hard To Handle," "She Talks to Angels," and "Remedy," along with Rucker's "Wagon Wheel" and "Let Her Cry," and Drivin N Cryin's Southern rock anthem "Straight To Hell."
"I've been a fan of The Black Crowes for decades, and I'm grateful that we've also become good friends over the years," Rucker said. "The first time I heard 'She Talks to Angels,' I remember being so moved by the lyrics that I went around Columbia, South Carolina, asking every single bar to play it. I went home that night and put on Bonnie Raitt's 'Home Plate' and decided I was going to try to write 'She Talks to Angels' for her. 'Let Her Cry' was what poured out of me. These guys have been so impactful on my career, and sharing the stage with them was a blast."
"CMT Crossroads: The Black Crowes & Darius Rucker" is executive produced by CMT's Margaret Comeaux and Michael McNamara. The Executives in Charge of Production are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent; Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer.
For more information, visit CMT.com, check out "CMT Crossroads" on Facebook & YouTube and use the hashtag #CMTcrossroads.