Music fans will be telling CMT “thanks for the memories” when they see what the network has up its sleeve for the next installment of CMT CROSSROADS.
That afternoon, anxious fans gathered at local event venue Rocketown to see what musical concoctions the two bands had cooked up. The energy-filled set was chocked full of popular singles from the two bands that had the crowd singing along.
Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy) and Kimberly Perry (The Band Perry) seamlessly shared vocals on each band’s respective hits as the accompanying musicians effortlessly blended their styles together for a harmonic convergence that didn’t disappoint.
Several times, in awe, Stump would stop between takes to compliment Perry on her singing ability. Anyone in the standing room only space could tell each band had the utmost respect for one another.
Between songs, the bands swapped stories about their musical influences. Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy) also shared a couple endearing anecdotes about Nashville’s charm and how country music has largely been a part of his life.
After collaborating on their hits, all the fans wanted the set to not be “DONE.” They were in luck, after all, because Fall Out Boy and The Band Perry had an exciting cover up their sleeves to close out the show.
Since 2001, CMT CROSSROADS has been the network’s resident music series that pairs artists of different genres for a truly unique concert. The show documents the experience as the artists share stories and lyrics. Memorable CROSSROADS pairings include Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood, Sting and Vince Gill, John Mayer and Keith Urban and, most recently, Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum.
CMT CROSSROADS: FALL OUT BOY AND THE BAND PERRY will premiere on Friday, Nov. 29 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CMT.