First of Its Kind CMT CROSSROADS Event Features Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Luke Bryan and Hunter Hayes as well as Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top

Walsh’s Performance of “Rocky Mountain Way” with Brad Paisley Now Streaming on CMT.com

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NASHVILLE – June 19, 2012 – A first of its kind, CMT CROSSROADS: JOE WALSH & FRIENDS, featuring the legendary rocker and guitarist Joe Walsh, onstage with friends from country music including Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Luke Bryan and Hunter Hayes as well as Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top premieres Saturday, June 23 at 11:00 p.m., ET/PT. For this unforgettable episode of the popular performance series, the stars align to pay homage to Walsh, performing his hits and Eagles’ classics, including “Life’s Been Good,” “Life in the Fast Lane” and more. Walsh’s performance of “Rocky Mountain Way” with Brad Paisley is now streaming on CMT.com.

Best known for his powerful guitar licks, Joe Walsh has entertained the masses and captivated his peers for more than three decades with such classics as “Funk #49,” “Walk Away,” “Life’s Been Good,” and “Ordinary Average Guy.” A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Eagles, Walsh has also enjoyed tremendous success as a solo artist and released Analog Man, his first solo album in 20 years, earlier this month. Walsh will tour in support of the new record throughout 2012, both in the US and abroad. For more information, visit JoeWalsh.com or follow @JoeWalsh on Twitter.

CMT CROSSROADS is produced by Tom Forrest. John Hamlin, Margaret Comeaux and Bill Flanagan serve as executive producers.

Walsh’s Performance of “Rocky Mountain Way” Featuring Brad Paisley is available for viewing here:

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