Sting and Vince Gill to Perform on “Crossroads”
The whole concept of CMT's "Crossroads" is to take the best from one genre of music and team them up with an equally talented representative from another genre. Then, put them together and see what comes up to the surface. Usually what comes together is some outstanding music.
So, how can you go wrong with teaming up Vince Gill and Sting? Vince exemplifies smooth, soft vocals. And Sting, whether by himself in an outstanding solo career, or fronting the Police, is just as talented and just as entertaining.
The performance will be taped in front of an invitation-only audience. The show is tentatively scheduled for a broadcast date sometime in November.
The timing is excellent, considering Gill is set to release a new studio album (his 13th) in late October. The latest project will be called "Guiter Slinger" The album reportedly contains a cut co-written with his wife, Amy Grant.
Vince commented in a recent interview for The Boot:
"Since the song was recorded, my friend Will Owsley took his own life, so the song has a profound impact on me now," says the Country Music Hall of Famer. "In my lifetime, 'Go Rest High on That Mountain' has been the song that helped a lot of people through their grief. I think this one will, in turn, hopefully do the same thing. It's a powerful, powerful song. I feel like it's the crown jewel of the new record."
Of course, Sting (or as his mom calls him, Gordon Summer) is almost as iconic to his field as is Vince Gill to his. With the Police, he and band-mates Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland took the pop world by storm with their Seminal album, Synchronicity. The band has been covered by numerous other artists, including Sean Combs in his sampling of "Breath You Take" for his monster hit, "I'll be Watching You".
So, there ya go. Get set for some darn fine singin' when these two appear on CMT's Croassroads in November.