Continuing its recent theme of pairing classic country troubadours with the hippest of crossover folkies, CMT’s next new episode of Crossroads will feature country legend Randy Travis opposite Americana darlings The Avett Brothers.
Originally from North Carolina, the Avett Brothers was formed in 2001 by siblings Scott and Seth Avett with bass-playing buddy Bob Crawford. Since then, the group has released a string of acclaimed albums, including Emotionalism (2007) and I and Love and You (2009). The group’s latest album, The Carpenter, was produced by Rick Rubin and debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200.
Over the course of his storied career, Randy Travis has sold over 20 million albums, notched 18 No. 1 singles and won numerous industry awards. He was inducted to the Grand Ole Opry in 1986 and awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004. He is also a three-time CMA Song of the Year winner, for “On the Other Hand,” “Forever and Ever Amen,” and “Three Wooden Crosses.”
CMT Crossroads: The Avett Brothers and Randy Travis premieres Friday, November 23 at 11 pm/ET.