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Needtobreathe & Jordan Davis to Team Up for ‘CMT Crossroads’ Performance


Rock and country will collide when Needtobreathe joins four-time Country Airplay chart-topper Jordan Davis for a special taping of CMT Crossroads ahead of the upcoming 2024 CMT Music Awards, where they will also collaborate live for a first-time performance on Sunday, April 7, at Moody Center in Austin, Texas. The CMT Music Awards will air on CBS and will stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

The taping for CMT Crossroads: Needtobreathe + Jordan Davis will take place before a live audience at the UT Tower on the campus of UT Austin on Friday, April 5.

Davis is set to potentially take home his first CMT Music Awards trophies this year, as his video for “Next Thing You Know” has earned him two nominations leading into the awards show, including male video of the year and video of the year. To date, his Country Airplay chart-toppers include “Singles You Up,” “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot,” “What My World Spins Around” and the Luke Bryan collaboration “Buy Dirt.”

Jordan Davis
Jordan Davis

This isn’t Needtobreathe’s first CMT Music Awards performance; the group previously appeared on the show in 2021 to collaborate with Carrie Underwood on the song “I Wanna Remember.” The group has earned three No. 1 hits on Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart, including 2011’s The Reckoning, 2014’s Rivers in the Wasteland and 2016’s Hard Love. The band will delve deeper into the country space when Needtobreathe performs at the Country Calling festival in October.

Notably, though the taping will take place outdoors; guests to the CMT Crossroads taping will need to pre-register to attend. 

CMT Crossroads, which premiered in 2002, pairs country artists to collaborate onstage with performers from an array of different genres, as they deliver each other’s songs and meld their artistry on duets. The show has featured collaborations including Hozier with Maren Morris, Jimmy Buffett with Zac Brown Band, and Robert Plant with Alison Krauss, among other pairings.

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