via press release:
JOURNEY AND RASCAL FLATTS TO HEADLINE CMT CROSSROADS
CONCERT AT THE SUGAR MILL SATURDAY, FEB. 2 AT 9 P.M. CT
AS PART OF THE XLVII CONCERT SERIES
CMT CROSSROADS: JOURNEY AND RASCAL FLATTS To Air on CMT
NEW YORK, January 22, 2013 – JOURNEY and RASCAL FLATTS will headline the 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 XLVII.
Fans can register to be a part of CMT Crossroads as NFL Insiders at www.1iota.com. 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 secondappearance for Journey. The band previously performed in 2009 at NFL Tailgate Party before 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, CMT.com, 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.