Nathaniel Rateliff + Margo Price Tease Their ‘CMT Crossroads’ Debut
By Lauryn Snapp
March 25, 2021
The acclaimed musician and country singer-songwriter teamed up to release a soulful sneak peek of their collaboration for fans. Gear up for Friday night’s performances by watching the twosome soar on “Twinkle Twinkle” linked below.
Their performance will mark both stars' first appearance on the celebrated Crossroads stage and will serve as a welcomed return for CMT since broadcasting Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini's episode in March 2020.
"I am excited to be playing 'CMT Crossroads.' Through the last five years, the band and I constantly crossed paths with Margo Price and her band at Farm Aids, The Outlaw Fest, Newport Folk, and more places. Our first chance to hang together was on Willie Nelson's bus at Farm Aid. Ever since this, I have loved watching her, and the band play. She is a hell of a performer and songwriter," Nathaniel tells the press.
"I am so excited to sing with my friend Nathaniel and both of our bands at Crossroads," adds Margo in a statement. "Through the years, the two of us have sat in and sang with both Willie and his son Lukas, but we have never sang together on our own material. I'm really looking forward to collaborating after all this time."
For over two decades, 'CMT Crossroads' showcases country music's far-reaching roots by pairing country artists with musicians from other genres. Each episode features once-in-a-lifetime collaborations with country's biggest stars. Previous episodes had included Elvis Costello and Lucinda Williams, Ray Charles and Travis Tritt, Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire, Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves, and Alicia Keys and Maren Morris, just to name a few.
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