We’ve said it before: CMT’s best show is CMT Crossroads, a concert series in which country artists team with artists from different genres to perform each other’s songs. Check out the full list of pairings, but think Sugarland and Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift and Def Leppard, Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett, Keith Urban and John Mayer, Jason Aldean and Bryan Adams, Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson, Dolly Parton and Melissa Etheridge, and the Dixie Chicks and James Taylor, to name a few. Our new dream duo: Trisha Yearwood and Adele.
Yearwood did a Crossroads with Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds in 2007, but we’ve seen Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney do multiple episodes, so why not Trisha? They could open with Yearwood’s “Sing You Back to Me,” which would set the tone for an evening of beautiful heartache. The middle segments: Yearwood’s “Georgia Rain” and a stripped version of Adele’s “I Set Fire to the Rain”; Adele’s “Chasing Pavements” and Yearwood’s “Let the Wind Chase You”; Yearwood’s “Walkaway Joe” (I forgot that’s Matthew McConaughey in that video!) and Adele’s “Don’t You Remember” (it’s just begging for a steel guitar, don’t you think?); and Yearwood’s “This is Me You’re Talking To” and Adele’s “Someone Like You.” They’ve both recorded Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” — listen to Adele’s and Trisha’s — so that’s their closer, followed by an encore of Adele’s “I Found a Boy,” which bookends the evening with just two voices and one guitar. Note: During the wrap-around rehearsal and interview footage, we’ll need to see them harmonizing on the chorus of Yearwood’s cheeky “Cowboys are My Weakness” (which would be good alternate opening, and they could joke that it’s their last happy song). And, we’ve purposely left off Yearwood’s “How Do I Live” because we can’t have Adele doing a song from Con Air.
Who’s with us?