The concert event will celebrate LeAnn Rimes’ 25th career anniversary and recognise the path she blazed forward for women in all genres.
LeAnn Rimes will celebrate her 25 year career and preview new music in the upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends, slated to air Thursday, April 14 on CMT.
Featuring a powerhouse line-up of Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark, Carly Pearce and Mickey Guyton, the all-female concert event will celebrate Rimes’ 25th career anniversary and recognise the path she blazed forward for women in all genres. The 90-minute special will also spotlight several of Rimes’ hits and preview new music from her forthcoming album, god’s work.
Guyton shared on social media, “LeAnn Rimes is one of my biggest inspirations. I couldn’t be more excited to join her on CMT Crossroads to celebrate her 25thh career anniversary.”
❤️ @leannrimes is one of my biggest inspirations. I couldn't be more excited to join her on #CMTcrossroads to celebrate her 25th career anniversary with my girls @TheBrandyClark @carlypearce and @AshleyMcBryde! Tune in April 14th on @CMT pic.twitter.com/qNqzzmBFHP— Mickey Guyton (@MickeyGuyton) March 28, 2022
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You can get a taste in video below of McBryde, Pearce and Rimes singing One Way Ticket (Because I Can). Written by Judy Rodman and Keith Hinton, the track was the third single from Rimes’ 1996 debut album Blue. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs chart, making Rimes only the fourth teenaged country music artist to score a #1 on that chart.
Rimes said via a statement, “It was such a magical and surreal experience, celebrating the past 25 years of my music as a full instalment of CMT Crossroads. And to share the stage with women who are each so unique and truly standing in their own magnificence, to get to hear firsthand how I have, in some special way, influenced their artistry… it was humbling and special. This is such an expansive year for me, from my new album release later this year to my upcoming tour, and I could not think of a better way to kick it all off than to celebrate the past, present and future with this memorable show.”
Margaret Comeaux, Executive Producer & Senior Vice President, Production, CMT added, “What better way to celebrate LeAnn’s music and legacy than to bring together those who credit LeAnn for inspiring their own careers. The reciprocal admiration amongst these women is more than evident throughout filming, and makes for a truly magical connection on stage in this special extended episode of CMT Crossroads.”
Rimes holds an extensive history with CMT, from the premiere of her first hit music video for Blue to her tribute to Reba at the first-ever CMT Giants taping, the list goes on. A 3x CMT Music Awards nominee, Rimes first took home her first trophy in 2008 (‘Collaborative Video of the Year’ with Bon Jovi) and has shared many unforgettable performances on CMT stages throughout her career. Rimes also teamed up with Joss Stone for a highly praised CMT Crossroads episode.
CMT Crossroads debuted in January 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 A; Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves; Alicia Keys and Maren Morris; Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini, and most recently, CMT Crossroads: Nelly & Friends featuring Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Blanco Brown and BRELAND.