Sting and Vince Gill are the latest duo to take the stage for an all-new episode of CMT Crossroads premiering Thursday, Nov. 24 at 10:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT. The performance, taped earlier this year at New York City’s famed Hammerstein Ballroom, resulted in an exceptional night of rocking collaborations and in-depth interviews.
The 90-minute premiere features the duo partnering on some of Sting’s hits including “If I Ever Lose My Faith In You,” and “Every Breath You Take,” plus Gill’s “Liza Jane” and “Whenever You Come Around.” The musicians’ interviews reflect on the longevity and success of their careers. They also go on to discuss their thoughts on popular assumptions about the meanings of their songs, how they’ve developed as artists, and ultimately, why they continue to play music.
Since 1985, Sting has released twelve solo albums. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his solo career, Universal Music Group recently released Sting: 25 Years. This definitive box set collection contains three comprehensive CD’s, all re-mastered exclusively for this set, and a DVD, Rough, Raw & Unreleased. Sting also published a memoir in 2003 entitled Broken Music, which spent 13 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list. He most recently released Lyrics, a comprehensive collection of lyrics and personal commentary, also featuring photographs from throughout his career.
Gill has won seventeen more CMA honors, including Song of the Year four times – making him the most awarded artist in that category in CMA history. Since 1990, Gill has walked away with 20 Grammy Awards and has racked up sales in excess of 26 million. Gill co-hosted the CMA Awards for twelve consecutive years. He was also inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He recently released his first single in four year, “Threaten Me With Heaven.” The song comes off his new album, Guitar Slinger, released on MCA Records.
CMT Crossroads is produced by Tom Forrest and Kathryn Russ. John Hamlin, Margaret Comeaux and Bill Flanagan serve as executive producers for CMT.