John Fogerty and Keith Urban Unite for 'CMT CROSSROADS'
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 14 -- The latest episode of the
critically acclaimed series CMT CROSSROADS pairs up two of the most
electrifying guitarists and performers to hit the stage - legendary rocker
John Fogerty and country superstar and three-time 2005 Grammy nominee Keith
Urban. The one-hour CMT CROSSROADS will be taped in front of an
invitation-only audience in Los Angeles and is slated to premiere Saturday,
Feb. 19 at 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT* on CMT. The original CMT series, CMT
CROSSROADS, teams-up country music stars with music stars from other genres -
pop, rock, R&B - to play together, swap stories, and share their common love
A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, John Fogerty is one of
America's greatest singer/songwriters and musicians. "Bad Moon Rising,"
"Who'll Stop The Rain," "Lodi," "Looking Out My Back Door," "The Old Man Down
The Road," "Proud Mary" and "Centerfield" are just a few of the rock standards
Fogerty created both as a solo artist and with his seminal 60s and 70s band
Creedence Clearwater Revival. Fogerty blended rockabilly, R&B, swamp rock and
country music into a potent mix all his own. In addition to his revered work
with CCR, Fogerty released hit solo albums such as "Centerfield" (1985), "Eye
of The Zombie" (1986) and the Grammy-winning "Blue Moon Swamp" (1997). In
September 2004 Fogerty produced and released "Deja Vu All Over Again," had a
hit single with the title track, joined Bruce Springsteen on the Vote For
Change tour and drew praise from the media for his fall headlining tour.
Keith Urban is the Country Music Association's reigning "Male Vocalist of
the Year." He has been electrifying audiences across the country since his
debut release in 1999 and since then has sold millions of albums. Urban is a
three-time 2005 Grammy nominee including "Best Male Country Vocal Performance"
and "Best Country Album" for his latest album, "Be Here," which debuted at
No.1 on Billboard's Country Album Chart (No. 3 on Billboard's Top 200 Album
Chart) and went platinum in just six weeks. He recently celebrated his fifth
No. 1 single ("Days Go By"), has had eight consecutive Top 5 songs and has
performed to packed houses all over the world.
Other CMT CROSSROADS episodes have featured Elvis Costello and Lucinda
Williams; Kid Rock and Hank Williams Jr.; ZZ Top and Brooks & Dunn; Elton John
and Ryan Adams; Sheryl Crow and Willie Nelson; James Taylor and the Dixie
Chicks; Ray Charles and Travis Tritt; John Mellencamp and Kenny Chesney;
Melissa Etheridge and Dolly Parton; Pat Benatar and Martina McBride; Dave
Matthews and Emmylou Harris; a live NFL Super Bowl CROSSROADS special
featuring Toby Keith performing with Willie Nelson, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler
and Joe Perry, Sammy Hagar, Run DMC's Darryl McDaniels, the Red Hot Chili
Peppers' Chad Smith, Ted Nugent and jazz musician Wayman Tisdale; John Mayer
and Brad Paisley; Heart and Wynonna; and Lynyrd Skynyrd and Montgomery Gentry.
For more information on CMT CROSSROADS log on to CMT.com
CMT, America's No. 1 country music network, carries original programming,
specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by
established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world
premiere exclusive videos. Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by
MTV Networks, reaches more than 76.9 million households in the United States.
Go to country music's biggest web site at http://www.CMT.com.
* EDITORS: CMT CROSSROADS debuts Saturday, Feb. 19 at 9:00 PM, Eastern;
8:00 PM, Central; 10:00 PM, Mountain; and 9:00 PM, Pacific.
Web Site: http://www.CMT.com