LeAnn Rimes is set to headline the upcoming installment of CMT Crossroads.
CMT revealed the news on Monday, March 28, via Instagram. “We’re celebrating @leannrimes‘ 25th career anniversary in the best way possible!” CMT wrote alongside an ad mat for the event. “Join us for #CMTCrossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends with @ashleymcbryde, @thebrandyclark, @carlypearce and @mickeyguyton April 14 on CMT ✨🎶”
Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark, Carly Pearce and Mickey Guyton will honor Rimes and her 25-year career anniversary and recognize the trail she blazed forward for women across all genres.
From one-of-a-kind performances of her biggest chart-topping, genre-bending hits alongside new songs, the 90-minute special brings Rimes together with the next generation of female artists who have been inspired and heavily influenced by her music.
From commemorating Blue, the critically acclaimed album that first launched her to superstardom at the age of 13, to previewing new music from her forthcoming 19th studio album, god’s work, “CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends” pays tribute to her groundbreaking career and unforgettable music that continues to transcend the test of time.
“It was such a magical and surreal experience, celebrating the past 25 years of my music as a full installment 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,” Rimes shared. “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.”
Rimes holds an extensive history with CMT, from the premiere of her first hit music video for “Blue” to her show-stopping 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, including a world premiere of “Swingin’” and outstanding performance of “Nothin’ Better To Do” at past CMT Music Awards. Rimes also previously teamed up with British soul singer Joss Stone for a highly praised “CMT Crossroads” episode.
See a sneak peek of the upcoming Crossroads below.
CMT Crossroads: LeAnn Rimes & Friends will premiere Thursday, April 14th at 8p/7c, exclusively on CMT.
“CMT Crossroads: Leann Rimes & Friends” is executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux and Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin. The Executives in Charge of Production are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino. Leslie Fram is Executive in Charge of Talent; Shanna Strassberg is Talent Producer.
Additionally, Rimes recently announced her upcoming tour, The Story…So Far, in support of her 25th music anniversary and forthcoming album, God’s Work.