Journey and Rascal Flatts to Headline 'CMT Crossroads' Saturday, February 2

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January 22nd, 2013

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NEW YORK, January 22, 2013 – JOURNEY and RASCAL FLATTS will headline the Super Bowl XLVII CMT CROSSROADS concert at the New Orleans Sugar Mill on Saturday, February 2 at 9 p.m. CT. The two bands join an elite group of performers who have participated on CMT CROSSROADS, the critically-acclaimed series that pairs country music stars with popular artists from other genres – pop, rock, R&B – to play together, swap stories and share their common love of music.

CMT CROSSROADS: JOURNEY AND RASCAL FLATTS will air on CMT on Saturday, February 2 at 11 p.m. ET/PT, the night before Super Bowl XLVII.

Fans can register to be a part of CMT Crossroads as NFL Insiders at Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Since its formation in 1973 in San Francisco, Journey has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 gold and platinum albums. The band’s Greatest Hits album is certified 15 times platinum, bringing Journey into the elite club of Diamond-certified album holders. Journey was awarded the prestigious “Legend of Live Award” at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards in honors of the band’s significant and lasting contributions to live music and the touring business, and in acknowledgement of their commitment to the fans and the art of performing live. 2011 also marked the 30th anniversary of the band’s seminal anthem, “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which was honored as the top-selling digital classic rock song in history by Nielsen SoundScan. The group received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.

Rascal Flatts is the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade and the #1 debut of their new release, Changed, earned them the distinction of being one of only four acts to have seven consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot on the Billboard Country Albums chart during the Soundscan era. Since their musical debut in 2000, the band has sold over 21 million albums, 25 million digital downloads and delivered 14 #1 singles to the top of the charts and recently they celebrated a touring milestone with over 7 million concert tickets sold. Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People's Choice Awards and more.

The upcoming CMT Crossroads concert marks the second Super Bowl appearance for Journey. The band previously performed in 2009 at NFL Tailgate Party before Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Florida. This also marks the second collaboration for Journey and Rascal Flatts. In June 2012, Flatts closed the CMT Music Awards by inviting Journey to perform their megahit “Don’t Stop Believin’” with them on stage.

CROSSROADS has aired on CMT for over a decade and has featured more than 40 musical pairings which have included Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood; Bon Jovi and Sugarland; John Mayer and Keith Urban; Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire; Joss Stone and LeAnn Rimes; Robert Plant and Alison Krauss; Def Leppard and Taylor Swift; Train and Martina McBride and The Pretenders and Faith Hill.

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

CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website,, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

  • Susan

    No Steve Perry in Journey, so I don’t care.

  • ev

    I love the way they conveniently neglect to mention steve perry. What does it say about the present group that they had to find a steve perry impersonator to sing lead.they are nothing but a tribute band now!

  • Mike

    Foolish, ignorant, uninformed, lazy,superficial thoughts. Calling Jonanthan Cain, Neal Schon and Ross Valory a tribute band is ridiculous. Schon is undisputed “captain” of the JOURNEY brand and without Cain’s composing and musicianship there would have been nothing for Perry to sing. As for Arnel, listen to his soaring tenor, then look at his story, then read about how Journey is one of the hottest live acts going right now mostly because of Pineda’s authenticity, then go view the trailer about the upcoming movie made about the Pineda era, then go watch the you tube videos of Journey on Ellen Degeneres, the CBS summer concert series, the Today Show, the Super Bowl (yes, they have been there once before with Arnel didn’t catch them getting that nod in the 80’s) and Finally Oprah; all performances/ notoriety with Arnel, then listen to the radio where their current hits (I.e. After All these years) are being played everyday from their most recent certified platinum album. Then Finally, maybe reconsider giving a listen to this year’s Superbowl special. These are the facts. They are there for a reason.



  • Roy

    It’s ok to love Steve Perry, but I think it goes way too far and is disrespectful to the rest of the band with all the “no Steve Perry/no Journey” stuff. As pointed out by someone above, the entire rest of the band still exists and has more than succeeded over many years. I think Steve Perry left Journey in 1987 and reunited briefly for a few months in 1996. So that means Journey has existed without him for like 25 years. So, it may be semantic, but say ” I prefer Journey with Steve Perry” or “I am no longer a fan”. But obviously, they still exist and then some. Otherwise they would be playing in bars and not at the Superbowl!

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