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Chesney Joins Steve Miller for “CMT Crossroads”

Kenny Chesney, Steve Miller

In the latest installment of CMT Crossroads, country superstar Kenny Chesney will share the stage with one of his biggest influences, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller. CMT Crossroads: The Steve Miller Band and Kenny Chesney will tape in March and premiere on CMT later in 2010.

This will be Chesney’s second appearance on the Crossroads series, after a 2003 episode with John Mellencamp. Chesney is a longtime friend of Miller’s, whose 40-year career includes more than 25 million records sold, numerous No. 1 hits, and a regular tour schedule even today.

“When Steve called and asked, I was ready to go,” Chesney says. “His songs are so much fun, so much a part of who anyone growing up who’s a rock fan is. He’s so down-to-Earth, so easy-going, you’d never know what a big star he is. Everything he’s done… songs like ‘Take The Money and Run,’ ‘Jet Airliner,’ ‘Fly Like An Eagle,’ ‘Livin’ In The USA’ and ‘The Joker’. He’s been on the road for four decades and he’s just as good now, not to mention the way he can play a guitar! It is truly an honor to get to do this with him.”

Underwood’s CMT Special Airs Tonight

CMT will premiere Carrie Underwood: Invitation Only tonight at 8 pm CT. Taped before a small audience in Nashville’s Studio A, the special will feature Underwood performing her hits and music from her new album Play On, as well as candidly answering questions from fans.

In other Underwood news, our web calendar had previously listed the incorrect date for Fox’s upcoming Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special. The correct date for the show is December 7, and it will air at 7pm CT.


Pictured at Invitation Only taping (L-R): Brian Philips - President, CMT; Joe Galante - Chairman, Sony Music Nashville; Butch Waugh, EVP, Sony Music Nashville; Underwood; John Hamlin - Senior Vice President, Production and Development, CMT; Laurissa Ryan - Senior Director, Talent Relations, CMT; Margaret Comeaux - Senior Director, Music and Events Production, CMT; Jay Frank - Senior Vice President, Music Strategy for CMT; and Ann Edelblute - 19 Entertainment; Photo credit: Rick Diamond/WireImage