Randy Travis & The Avett Brothers Team for All-New Episode of CMT Crossroads

Country Superstar Randy Travis & The Avett Brothers
Team for All-New Episode of CMT Crossroads

Critically Acclaimed Network Show Premieres on November 23

Nashville, TN (November 19, 2012) – Be sure to tune in as country superstar Randy Travis shares the spotlight with folk artists The Avett Brothers
when CMT presents an all-new episode of CMT Crossroads. Meeting and
collaborating for the first time on the CMT Crossroads stage in
Nashville, Randy Travis and The Avett Brothers will perform some of
Travis’ most famous hits along with some of The Avett Brothers’ most
memorable tunes, including some from their current album, The Carpenter.  CMT Crossroads: The Avett Brothers and Randy Travis is set to premiere on Friday, November 23 at 11:00 p.m. (Eastern).

Warner Bros. Records has been home to Randy Travis for the majority of
his recording career, and together they have accumulated lifetime sales
of his music in excess of 20 million units to date.  Travis is one of
the biggest record sellers in music industry history, with 18 No. 1
singles, 29 Top 10 chartings, certification of the rare quintuple
platinum album (Always and Forever, released in 1987), one triple platinum album (Storms of Life, released in 1986), two double platinum’s (Old 8×10, released in 1988, and No Holding Back, released in 1989), eight platinum albums, and 10 gold albums. Randy Travis’ Anniversary Celebration
CD is his latest release.  It marks his phenomenal silver milestone in
the music industry, and includes a star-studded cast of collaborators.
  Major industry career awards include seven GRAMMY Awards, five Country
Music Association Awards (CMA), 10 Academy of Country Music Awards
(ACM), 10 American Music Awards (AMA), two People’s Choice Awards, and
eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association.  He is a three-time
recipient of CMA Award’s “Song of the Year’’ honors (“On The Other
Hand,” “Forever and Ever Amen,” and “Three Wooden Crosses”).  Randy
Travis has appearances in more than 40 feature film productions and
major television projects to his credit.  In 2004, he was honored with a
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  In the midst of every major career
award and accolade, he considers his honored induction as a member of
the famed Grand Ole Opry, in Nashville, in 1986, as a shining highlight
of his first 25 years of legendary accomplishments.       

In 2001, banjoist Scott Avett and guitarist Seth Avett formed The Avett Brothers with standup bass player Bob Crawford. Growing
up in Concord, NC, the boys immersed themselves in their musician dad’s
record collection, falling in love with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and
Crosby, Stills & Nash. Since then, they’ve become genre stalwarts
over the course of six albums, including 2007’s acclaimed Emotionalism and their 2009 major label debut on American Recordings, I and Love and You. Most recently, their seventh full-length album and first for the joint venture between American and Republic Records, The Carpenter, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 with first-week sales of 98,000. It also hit No. 1 on both the Billboard Rock chart and iTunes Rock chart. Critical acclaim has poured in for the record from the likes of Rolling Stone, People, USA Today, and more. Produced by the legendary Rick Rubin and recorded in North Carolina and Malibu, The Carpenter is an artful distillation of classic homegrown folk, rock energy, bluegrass soul and pop charm.

CMT Crossroads is produced by Tom Forrest and Kathryn Russ.  John
Hamlin, Margaret Comeaux and Bill Flanagan serve as executive producers.

Broadcast Schedule

CMT Crossroads: The Avett Brothers and Randy Travis

Friday, November 23, 2012 @ 11:00 p.m. (ET)

Encore Broadcasts:

Saturday, November 24, 2012 @ 2:00 a.m. (ET)

Saturday, November 24, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m. (ET)

Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m. (ET)

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