CMT is about to get a shot of classic rock with the upcoming March 24 episode of "Crossroads." Darius Rucker, formerly frontman of '90s R&B outfit Hootie & the Blowfish, has successfully charted a rather impressive country career, and now he is teaming up with John Mellencamp to cover hit songs from their respective catalogs. Airing at 10 p.m. EST, the show will feature such notable songs as Mellencamp's "Pink Houses" and "Cherry Bomb," as well as many of Rucker's country staples, including "Wagon Wheel" (originally an Old Crow Medicine Show song), "Alright" and "If I Told You."
The performance will also include the Hootie classic "Hold My Hand."
The episode taped last month, Feb. 24, in front of a live studio audience.
Previous "Crossroads" collaborations include Maren Morris and Alicia Keys, Thomas Rhett and Nick Jonas, Rob Thomas and Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, Jennifer Nettles and Cheap Trick, Carrie Underwood and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, and many others. Fans can watch full "Crossroads" episodes now on CMT.com.
A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, Mellencamp is also a Grammy winner and has been awarded such accolades as the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award, Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' Founders Award. Of course, "Crossroads" is not the first time he has crossed over into the country world. Back in 1985, he joined forces with Willie Nelson and Neil Young to create the annual Farm Aid concert series and organization.
Mellencamp will release his 23rd studio album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies, featuring Carlene Carter, on April 21.
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