GRAMMY® NOMINATED ROBERT PLANT AND ALISON KRAUSS SHARE THE STAGE FOR AN ALL-NEW “CMT CROSSROADS”

01/14/08

CMT CROSSROADS: ROBERT PLANT AND ALISON KRAUSS
Premieres Monday, February 11


NASHVILLE – January 14, 2008 – Led Zeppelin front-man and legendary rocker, Robert Plant and bluegrass superstar Alison Krauss share the stage performing their own classics as well as songs from their new album, Raising Sand in the next all-new episode of CMT CROSSROADS: ROBERT PLANT AND ALISON KRAUSS premiering Monday, February 11 at 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., ET/PT. Plant and Krauss were recently nominated for a GRAMMY® in the category of “Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals” for the song "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)" from Raising Sand.

Together, Plant and Krauss combine his rock intensity with her angelic grace for a phenomenal episode of CMT CROSSROADS. The two music icons perform songs from their new album, including "Please Read the Letter" and "Rich Woman." The pair performed Alison Krauss and Union Station’s “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Hoe Corn,” as well as Led Zeppelin classics “Black Dog” and “When the Levee Breaks.” The pair also pay homage to The Everly Brothers with their version of “Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On).” Special guest, T Bone Burnett, acclaimed songwriter, performer and Raising Sand producer, joins in the onstage collaboration.

CMT CROSSROADS 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. Recent episodes of CROSSROADS have included Lindsey Buckingham and Little Big Town; Steve Earle and Rosanne Cash; Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett; Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers; Bon Jovi and Sugarland; John Fogerty and Keith Urban; Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire; and Kenny “Babyface” Edmond and Trisha Yearwood; and, most recently, Joss Stone and LeAnn Rimes.

CMT CROSSROADS is presented by Alltel Wireless, the first title sponsor of the critically-acclaimed series and new advertiser for CMT. Alltel is owner and operator of the nation's largest wireless network and has 12 million customers.

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