7 CMT “Crossroads” Performances That’ll Make You Real Thankful for Music

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Music is really cool. It’s one of those things in life that can bring all different types of people together and unite them in ways they didn’t know possible. CMT’s “Crossroads” is a great example of music reaching across boundaries and people types for the common love of– music.

7 CMT “Crossroads” Performances That’ll Make You Real Thankful for Music:

1. John Mayer and Keith Urban // “Gravity”
My gosh. The passion and delicacy that these two deliver throughout this 7-minute performance in unreal. And then there’s the guitar playing. Ethereal.

2. Dolly Parton and Melissa Etheridge // “I Will Always Love You”
Typically, this classic is soft and sweet, but Etheridge’s gritty vocals bring a rock-y vibe to this that makes you appreciate the song in a whole new way.

3. Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood // “Cryin'”
If you’ve ever seen Steven Tyler perform live, you know the type of energy he brings to every note he sings. Somehow, Carrie Underwood matched him every note of the way.

4. Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum // “Rhiannon”
Fleetwood Mac is one of the greatest bands in the history of music, but Lady Antebellum are super appropriate fill-ins during this performance with Stevie Nicks. Those harmonies and smiles say it all.

5. John Mayer and Brad Paisley // “Why Georgia”
It’s not everyday you get to see Brad Paisley wail on an acoustic guitar. Add John Mayer on another acoustic guitar and you’ve got magic.

6. Bon Jovi and Sugarland // “Wanted Dead or Alive”
This is one of those pairings that might not make a ton of sense on paper, but a few notes and damn.

7. Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves // “Teenage Dream”
Hands down, my favorite pairing ever on this show. Currently, Kacey is the most traditional country music singer in the game and it doesn’t get much more poppier than Katy. This shouldn’t work, but every piece of it did.

BONUS: Def Leppard and Taylor Swift // “Pour Some Sugar On Me”
This is so weird and at times, scary. But, obviously, I’m glad it happened because Taylor’s dance moves are Internet gold.