|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||15|
|No. of episodes||70|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original release||January 13, 2002 –|
CMT Crossroads is an American television program broadcast on CMT that pairs country music artists with musicians from other music genres, frequently trading off performing one another's songs, and also dueting on some numbers.
Crossroads premiered on January 13, 2002, and there has been sixty-eight episodes to date. Some artists have appeared in more than one episode such as Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Sara Evans, Emmylou Harris, John Mayer, etc.
The impact of the show has built many successful relationships between the artists who performed together:
- Because of their 2002 appearance on Crossroads, Sheryl Crow and Willie Nelson became very good friends, performing and recording together many times since, most recently on Crow's 2019 album Threads.
- After appearing together on CMT Crossroads in 2008, Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire announced a joint tour titled 2 Worlds 2 Voices which subsequently sold out all fifteen of its initial dates, grossing over seven million dollars and prompting a second leg to be announced. Clarkson later married McEntire's stepson, leading to Clarkson's subsequent experimentation with country music, performing with Vince Gill, Jason Aldean, Trisha Yearwood and Dan + Shay, as well as appearing as part of a tribute to McEntire alongside Miranda Lambert. McEntire went on to guest on Clarkson's 2013 Wrapped in Red album and, in turn, Clarkson guested on McEntire's 2015 Love Somebody and 2016 Sing It Now albums.
- Jimmy Buffett appeared on "Knee Deep", a song from Zac Brown Band's 2010 album You Get What You Give following their Crossroads episode.
- "Golden", a song from Lady Antebellum's album of the same name was re-recorded with Stevie Nicks following their collaboration on CMT Crossroads and was released as a single. The group subsequently performed with Nicks at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Lady Antebellum then provided backing vocals on "Blue Water", a track from her 24 Karat Gold album.
- Following their collaboration on Crossroads, Steven Tyler invited Carrie Underwood to guest on "Can't Stop Lovin' You", a track on Aerosmith's 2013 album Music from Another Dimension!
- After recording their Crossroads episode, Katy Perry decided to bring Kacey Musgraves onto her Prismatic World Tour as an opening act.
- Following their collaboration during a 2018 episode of CMT Crossroads, Shawn Mendes co-wrote "Someone I Used to Know" with the Zac Brown Band.
- Jason Aldean
- Luke Combs
- Billy Gibbons (The first time with ZZ Top)
- Jamey Johnson
- Lady Antebellum
- Lynyrd Skynyrd
- John Mayer
- John Mellencamp
- Jennifer Nettles (The first time was with Sugarland)
- Brad Paisley
- Bonnie Raitt
- Rascal Flatts
- Darius Rucker
- Keith Urban
- Joe Walsh
- Brett Young
- Zac Brown Band
- Luke Bryan
- Kenny Chesney
- Sheryl Crow
- Emmylou Harris
- Charles Kelley (two with Lady Antebellum)
- Martina McBride
- Willie Nelson
- Sara Evans
- "CMT Crossroads: Journey and Rascal Flatts Live From Super Bowl XLVII". cmt.com. Viacom. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
- "CMT Crossroads: Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum". cmt.com. Viacom. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
- "CMT Crossroads: Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves". cmt.com. Viacom. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
- "CMT Crossroads: John Legend and Lee Ann Womack". cmt.com. Viacom. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
- "CMT Crossroads: Bob Seger and Jason Aldean". cmt.com. viacom. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
- "CMT Crossroads: Lynyrd Skynyrd and Brantley Gilbert Airing June 27". cmt.com. Viacom. May 8, 2015. Retrieved June 17, 2015.
- CMT Staff (March 1, 2016). "CMT Crossroads: Pairings Reveled for Four New Episodes". CMT. Viacom. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
- 67Brett Young and Boyz II MenMarch 27, 2019 Songs Performed: "Motownphilly", "Mercy", Catch, Amazed
- ""CMT Crossroads: Gavin DeGraw & Chris Young" Premieres Friday, December 13 at 10PM ET/PT". The Futon Critic. December 4, 2019.