Watch the bands perform 'Everybody (Backstreet's Back)' on 'CMT Crossroads' together
Oh my God, they’re back again.
Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys fused their styles for CMT’s musical mash-up CMT Crossroads, but before their episode debuts later this month, EW has an exclusive look at their rendition of “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).”
Taped just outside of Nashville, the performance sees Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard, 30, and Brian Kelley, 31, trading lead vocals with BSB bandmate A.J. McLean, 39. And yes, they bust out some moves.
“It’s crazy to think how we grew up listening to this song and now are on stage performing it together,” Hubbard said when the news of the Crossroads team-up was announced in July. “It still gets me every time!”
Past installments have seen mash-ups of Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler, Alicia Keys and Maren Morris, Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan, John Legend and Lee Ann Womack, and Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett.
Fans can watch this new full show when CMT Crossroads premieres Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 10 p.m. ET on CMT.
Florida Georgia Line performed with the Backstreet Boy’s earlier this year at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, as well as a series of summer shows. In January, Hubbard and Kelley announced their collaboration with the band on the single “God, Your Mama, and Me,” off their Dig Your Roots album.
“Nick [Carter] just started hollering at me and Tyler,” Kelley told EW last fall. “He was going back and forth between Nashville and L.A. doing some writing and some song searching, so I passed him some songs and folks. And he ended up on our bus before our CMA set in June , and the song was mastered, we had already done all of our vocals, but he loved it. A week later they were putting their vocals on it! They were my first concert in the sixth grade! House of Blues, Orlando, Florida!”
Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson, 45, noted as they shot the music video, “We feel humbled that they chose to recognize us and be like, ‘You’re one of the reasons I wanted to be in the music industry.'”
Watch the exclusive preview of CMT Crossroads above.