Brantley Gilbert, Lynyrd Skynyrd on ‘CMT Crossroads’ This Weekend

Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd put the pedal to the metal during their recent CMT Crossroads collaboration, which is set to debut Saturday (June 27) at 10 p.m. EST. Recorded in Franklin, Tenn., the episode includes the two acts trading hits like Gilbert’s “Bottoms Up,” and the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic “Simple Man.” The show marks Skynyrd’s second appearance on the eclectic musical mashup series a decade after their original appearance with Montgomery Gentry in 2004.

Lynyrd Skynyrd And Brantley Gilbert "CMT Crossroads"

Pictured (L-R): Back row: Kathryn Russ, Executive Producer; Peter Keys, Lynyrd Skynyrd; Johnny Colt, Lynyrd Skynyrd; Leslie Fram, SVP Music Strategy, CMT; Gary Rossington, Lynyrd Skynyrd; Rickey Medlocke, Lynyrd Skynyrd; Mark Matejka, Lynyrd Skynyrd; Michael Cartellone, Lynyrd Skynyrd; Front row: Johnny Van Zant, Lynyrd Skynyrd; Brantley Gilbert; John Hamlin, SVP Music Events and Talent, CMT; Margaret Comeaux, VP Music and Events Production, CMT

Brantley Gilbert and Johnny Van Zant

Brantley Gilbert and Johnny Van Zant. Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

 

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