CROSSRoads – by Aaron Chewning
On each episode of CMT’s Crossroads, a country artist and an artist from a different genre team up to play a show and swap stories. Some of the most notable episodes paired artists like John Mayer with Keith Urban, Lionel Richie with Kenny Rogers, and Ray Charles with Travis Tritt. It’s truly a fascinating experiment of forced friendship and musical genre-bending.
Being the CCM superfan that I am, I’ve developed a version of Crossroads that would pair a Christian artist with a secular artist. I think it’d be irresponsible to call it something other than CROSSroads. I’ve penned up a list of potential episodes for the first season of CROSSroads and here they are…
Huey Lewis and the Newsboys
Insane Casting Crowns Posse
Andrew W. Relient K.
Hillsong UniTed Nugent
Toby Mac Miller
Kirk Franklynard Skynard
Todd AgNew Kids on the Block
Charlie Hall & Oates
Bebo NorMen at Work
And the pilot episode would have to be…
Jars of Clay Aiken.
My hope is that someone out there in the interworld can flex their television-connections-muscle, and make this dream a reality. It’s about time that quality, God-centered television like CROSSroads: Run P.O.D.M.C. makes its way into every home in America.
What two musical acts would you like to see collaborate?
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