Country superstar Kenny Chesney and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller took the stage at the Ryman Auditorium last night (3/2) for a filming of the CMT series Crossroads. After treating the SRO Ryman crowd to almost two hours of music, the pair cut across the alley and ducked into Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, hitting the stage for a jam session that lasted into the wee hours.
“If you’re at the Ryman… and you want to do it the way the old Opry stars did, everybody knows it was out the back door of the Ryman, cross the ally and sneak in the back door of Tootsies,” Chesney says. “Kristofferson drank there, and Willie. Hank Williams, Patsy Cline. If I was gonna show my friend what this experience was all about – especially after a night as great as our Crossroads taping had been… then we had to do Tootsies!”
On the impromptu set list were Miller classics “Fly Like An Eagle,” “Take The Money & Run,” “Abracadabra,” “The Joker” and “Rock’n Me,” along with Chesney’s “Livin’ In Fast Forward” and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Love Struck Baby.” As yet, no air date has been set for the Chesney/Miller edition of Crossroads.
courtesy of Nashville Country Club