BRYAN ADAMS JOINS JASON ALDEAN FOR A NEW TAPING OF “CMT CROSSROADS: BRYAN ADAMS AND JASON ALDEAN”
Episode Premieres Friday, June 26 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on CMT
NASHVILLE – April 28, 2009 – Global mega-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Bryan Adams will share the stage with platinum selling and chart topping country rocker, Jason Aldean, when the pair team up for the latest episode of CMT CROSSROADS. CMT CROSSROADS: BRYAN ADAMS AND JASON ALDEAN tapes before an invitation only audience in Nashville the beginning of May and premieres Friday, June 26 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT on CMT.
Bryan Adams is one of the world’s most highly acclaimed musicians whose career has spanned more than three decades. Constantly in demand, the celebrated rocker is on the road over 150 days a year playing rock n’ roll favorites (“Summer of 69,” “Run To You,” “18 ‘Til I Die”, “It’s Only Love,” “Somebody,” “The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me Is You”) to sold out audiences on six continents. He continues to push those boundaries, becoming the first westerner to play in both Pakistan and Vietnam. He has achieved No. 1 status in over 40 countries. Holder of the record for the longest running No. 1 hit in the history of the British charts (16 weeks), Adams’ has had four No. 1 singles as well as racked up an impressive array of Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, a Grammy Award, American Music Awards, Juno Awards and ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and has been inducted into both the Canadian Juno Hall of Fame as well as Canada’s Walkway of Stars. Adams is also an acclaimed photographer with three books to his credit. All fees from his photographic projects are donated to his namesake foundation that funds projects supporting the victims of wars and natural disasters and other disadvantaged individuals and organizations.
After selling two million copies of his first two albums, topping the charts with six consecutive smash hits (including “Hicktown,” “Why,” “Amarillo Sky,” “Johnny Cash,” and “Laughed Until We Cried,”, racking up industry awards and touring with country music’s biggest superstars, Jason Aldean is running full throttle with the release of his third album Wide Open. The Georgia native turned heads with a huge opening week for the new disc, selling over 100,000 copies to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and No. 4 on the all -genre Billboard Top 200 chart. The explosive lead single and fan favorite “She’s Country” stormed up the radio charts to No. 1 and continues to be one of the most digitally downloaded songs and ringtones in all genres. With a calendar full of national television appearances and tour dates, Aldean is looking forward to his busiest year to date.
Bryan Adams and Jason Aldean join an elite group of performers who have taped CMT CROSSROADS, which pairs country music stars with popular artists from other genres—pop, rock, R&B—to play together, swap stories, and share their common love of music. Previous episodes of CROSSROADS have included Lindsey Buckingham and Little Big Town; Bon Jovi and Sugarland; John Fogerty and Keith Urban; Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire; Joss Stone and LeAnn Rimes; Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; and Def Leppard and Taylor Swift.
CMT CROSSROADS is presented by Alltel Wireless, the first title sponsor of the critically-acclaimed series.
CMT CROSSROADS is produced by Tom Forrest and Kathryn Russ. John Hamlin, Margaret Comeaux and Bill Flanagan serve as executive producers for CMT.
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