“CMT Crossroads: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss” to premiere with a special 90-minute presentation on Tuesday, Nov. 29th at 9p/8c on CMT
Following three 2023 GRAMMY Nominations, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss return to the CMT Crossroads stage in celebration of iconic franchise’s 20th anniversary
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NASHVILLE, TN – (Nov. 17) – CMT today revealed the landmark reunion of GRAMMY award-winning singer songwriters Robert Plant and Alison Krauss on the “CMT Crossroads” stage, as the network celebrates the 20th anniversary of its iconic television franchise. “CMT Crossroads: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss” premieres with a special 90-minute presentation on Tuesday, November 29th at 9p/8c, exclusively on CMT. Encores are scheduled for Tuesday, November 29th at 10:30p/9:30c, and Sunday, December 4th at 11a/10c.
Preview the performance with an early look at “Can’t Let Go,” live from “CMT Crossroads” HERE.
Revered for their solo careers as well as for their lauded collaborations, Plant and Krauss first teamed for an episode of “CMT Crossroads” in 2008 following the release of their six-time GRAMMY award-winning album Raising Sand. Fourteen years later, amidst a worldwide tour, they return to the CMT stage on the heels of three 2023 GRAMMY Award nominations for their latest project, Raise The Roof, including Best Americana Album, Best American Roots Song (“High And Lonesome,” written by Robert Plant & T Bone Burnett) and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Going Where The Lonely Go”).
“Since its debut in 2002, ‘CMT Crossroads’ has been instrumental in breaking down perceived barriers between genres and carving out a place in television history,” said Margaret Comeaux, SVP, Production, Music & Events, CMT. “What better way to celebrate 20 years of incredible musical pairings than to reunite the beloved duo of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss as we reflect upon and celebrate the magic of 70+ episodes of this trailblazing series.”
The anniversary special features an intimate night of captivating performances highlighted by exceptional musicianship, as the two artists perform hits from their collaborative albums including “High And Lonesome,” “Can’t Let Go” and “Gone Gone Gone;” as well as classics such as Led Zeppelin’s “Rock And Roll” and “When the Levee Breaks.”
“CMT Crossroads: Robert Plant & Alison Krauss” is executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and Michael McNamara. 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; LeAnn Rimes & Friends featuring Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark, Carly Pearce & Mickey Guyton; and most recently "CMT Crossroads: Black Pumas & Mickey Guyton."
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