*TUNE-IN ALERT* “CMT CROSSROADS: BACKSTREET BOYS AND FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE” PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30 AT 10 PM ET/PT

08/23/17

Embeddable Performance Video of “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”
 Available Here

Downloadable Photos Available Here

NASHVILLE – August 23, 2017 –  Pop icons Backstreet Boys unite with superstar Country duo  Florida Georgia Line for an all-new, electrifying installment of “CMT Crossroads” premiering Wednesday, August 30 at 10 PM ET/PT.

Taped in front of a live audience in Franklin, TN, “CMT Crossroads: Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line” features collaborations on songs including “I Want It That Way,” “As Long As You Love Me,” “H.O.L.Y.,” “Cruise” and more. The groups, who also happen to be great friends, recently performed together for sold-out crowds at Boston’s Fenway Park, Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Minneapolis Target Field as part of FGL’s headline The Smooth Tour 2017.

For an embeddable performance of “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” click here.

For downloadable photos, click here.

“CMT Crossroads” is produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin.


About Backstreet Boys:

For 24 years the Backstreet Boys, one of the most successful groups in music history, has continually delivered the finest pop music one has to offer, making them one of pop’s most influential performers. With countless #1s, record-setting tours, numerous awards and worldwide sales in excess of 130 million, BSB has been recognized as the best-selling boy band in history. In 2013, BSB celebrated their 20th Anniversary with the release of the album "In A World Like This," which the group receive a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame, perform for the President of the United States, and make an unforgettable appearance in the Seth Rogen hit film “This Is The End” which earned the group a “Best Musical Moment” award at the MTV Movie Awards. Due to the overwhelming demand, the "In A World Like This" world tour was extended multiple times, amounting to what became the group’s biggest tour in over 10 years. On March 1, 2017 Backstreet Boys kicked off their Las Vegas residency “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” in The AXIS at Planet Hollywood, which has become one of the fastest-selling shows in Las Vegas history and is hosting the biggest audience in the history of Las Vegas headlining residencies. In June 2017, Backstreet Boys’ earned their first #1 Country Radio single with their collaboration with Florida Georgia Line “God, Your Mama, And Me.” BSB are currently working on their 10th studio album.


About Florida Georgia Line:

FGL’s PLATINUM-certified musical evolution, DIG YOUR ROOTS, propelled the history-making duo to #1 on the all-genre Billboard Artist 100 and Country Albums charts. Continuing the epic momentum, the album has delivered three consecutive #1 smashes - the 3X PLATINUM-certified lead single “H.O.L.Y.” [#1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for 18 straight weeks] and PLATINUM-certified hits “May We All” (featuring Tim McGraw) and “God, Your Mama, And Me” (featuring Backstreet Boys) [13th #1 overall as artists]. Following a landmark DIG YOUR ROOTS TOUR that broke attendance records and played to over one million featuring headline-grabbing guest appearances, FGL is currently on THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017. Bursting with first-rate reviews of their explosive live shows, MusicRow Magazine praised, "Just in case you’ve forgotten, Florida Georgia Line is one of the hottest country acts alive.” The superstar duo continues to crush records as the first and only Country act to achieve RIAA’s DIAMOND certification (10 million copies sold) for their breakout smash “Cruise,” which is the best-selling digital country single of all time (SoundScan). Since their breakout in 2012, FGL has earned prestigious honors from the AMA, ACM Awards, CMA Awards, Billboard Music Awards and CMT Music Awards. Their previous BMLG Records releases – 2X PLATINUM debut HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES and PLATINUM ANYTHING GOES – have attributed to sales surpassing 29 million tracks and more than 3.5 million albums worldwide. FGL will spread good vibes to sports fans each week during the 2017 NFL season as they’re featured alongside Hank Williams Jr. and Jason Derulo in “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Monday Night” during Monday Night Football on ESPN. Fueled by fresh inspiration and keen entrepreneurial spirit, they’ve launched publishing company Tree Vibez Music and their own emoji app, FGLmoji. Following the introduction of their Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey, their premiere restaurant and entertainment destination FGL HOUSE, a four-story attraction with the largest “Cruise” rooftop Nashville has to offer, is now open.


About CMT:

CMT is the leading authority on country music and lifestyle, offering a mix of original series, music events and specials. CMT is everywhere its fans are including two cable channels (CMT and the 24-hour music channel, CMT Music), radio (CMT Radio), digital (CMT App, CMT.com) and social (CMT on Facebook, CMT on Instagram and CMT on Twitter). CMT is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB). For more information, please visit CMT Press.


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CONTACTS:
CMT

Heather Allison
Heather.allison@cmt.com
615-335-8418

Backstreet Boys
Steven Trachtenbroit
steve@caravan-pr.com
914-341-1891

Florida Georgia Line
Jensen Sussman
Jensen@sweettalkpr.com
615-320-9616

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