New Episode Premieres Saturday, December 2 on CMT

NASHVILLE – September 21, 2006 – Rock icon and former Fleetwood Mac front man Lindsey Buckingham will share the stage with smash country group Little Big Town for the newest episode of CMT’s landmark performance series, CMT CROSSROADS, set to premiere Saturday, December 2. The performance will tape in Nashville before an invitation-only audience on October 5.

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 Steve Earle and Rosanne Cash; Bonnie Raitt and Lyle Lovett; Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers; Bon Jovi and Sugarland; and John Fogerty and Keith Urban.

Since 1975, when he and Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham has lent his unique talents as a singer, songwriter, producer arranger and guitarist, to some of the biggest selling albums of all time. Rolling Stone magazine calls him “one of rock’s most undervalued visionaries.” He was largely responsible for masterminding the sound of the new Fleetwood Mac heard on Rumours, the band’s multi-platinum masterpiece. Never content with the status quo, Buckingham refused to settle for mere commercial excellence and continued to push one of the most popular rock and roll bands in the world to the cutting edge of rock/pop experimentation, exemplified by the groundbreaking, and critically acclaimed, Tusk. His first solo album in nearly 15 years, Under the Skin, is due out on Reprise Records October 3. It follows Out of the Cradle (1992), which The New York Times called “one of the most exquisitely textured rock albums ever made.”

It has been an incredible year for Little Big Town, beginning with last October’s release of their near platinum Equity Music Group CD, The Road to Here. The group has been a CMT regular since the debut of their first single, “Boondocks,” which resonated immediately with music fans across the board and went Top 10 on country radio. Their most recent single, “Bring It On Home,” marked the second video to take the No. 1 spot on CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN, and was the band's first ever Top 5 hit. The group just released "Good As Gone," the third single from their hit CD, along with a music video that is already burning up the CMT video playlist. Little Big Town were recently nominated for two CMA Awards: Vocal Group of the Year and Horizon. In addition to an extended tour with John Mellencamp, the band has recently played dates with some of the format’s biggest stars, including Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson and Keith Urban, and they performed at some of the industry's biggest shows, including a rocking set at the CMT MUSIC AWARDS pre-party.

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