“CMT Crossroads: Black Pumas & Mickey Guyton” to premiere Wednesday, June 15th at 10p/9c on CMT
** SNEAK PEEK: Watch a first-look performance of “Fire” here **
NASHVILLE, TN – (June 2, 2022) – CMT today revealed psychedelic-soul duo Black Pumas and country star Mickey Guyton will premiere their new installment of critically-acclaimed series “CMT Crossroads: Black Pumas & Mickey Guyton” on Wednesday, June 15th at 10p/9c exclusively on CMT. Additional encores to air on CMT on Wednesday, June 15 at 11p/10c and Sunday June 19 at 12p/11c and on MTV Live on Thursday, June 23rd at 5p/4c and 8p/7c.
On the heels of an unforgettable world-premiere collaboration of “Colors” at this year’s “2022 CMT Music Awards,” the threesome again reunite for an incredible night of high-energy performances and stripped back, soulful renditions of each other’s greatest hits, including Black Pumas’ “Fire” and “Confines” and Guyton’s “Black Like Me” and “Better than You Left Me.” The result is an effortless blend of retro-funk and powerhouse vocals with stirring performances interspersed alongside sit down conversations with the artists touching on the power of music in their lives, their shared journeys in the industry and song-writing processes.
Watch Guyton join Black Pumas for a powerful performance of their hit song “Fire” HERE.
Black Pumas shares, “It was a pleasure to collaborate with Mickey Guyton for CMT Crossroads. Hearing her voice on our song "Fire" was really incredible, she added so much of her own style to it in a way that still felt familiar to the song. We're excited for everyone to see all of our performances together.”
Guyton continues, “We are huge Black Pumas fans in my house, so I was so excited to do this CMT Crossroads! Eric and Adrian are just incredible and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did.”
This marks Black Pumas first appearance on the celebrated CMT stage; Guyton returns for her second Crossroads after last appearing on “CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends” alongside fellow female powerhouses Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark and Carly Pearce.
“CMT Crossroads: Black Pumas & Mickey Guyton” is executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin. The Executives in Charge of Production are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent; Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer.
About CMT Crossroads:
“CMT Crossroads” illustrates the far-reaching roots of country music by pairing country artists with musicians from other genres. Each episode features a different set of stars playing together, swapping stories and sharing their common love of music. The series debuted January 13, 2002 with Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams and since has showcased dream musical partnerships including Ray Charles and Travis Tritt; Bon Jovi and Sugarland; Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire; Def Leppard and Taylor Swift; Sting and Vince Gill; John Mayer and Keith Urban; Mumford & Sons and Emmylou Harris; Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood; Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum; Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves; Alicia Keys and Maren Morris; Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini, and most recently, “CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends” featuring Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark, Carly Pearce & Mickey Guyton in April 2022.
About MTV Entertainment:
MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.
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