TWO OF MUSIC’S BIGGEST AND MOST HIGHLY ACCLAIMED ARTISTS WILL MEET AT THE CROSSROADS

AS THEY BLEND THEIR MUSICAL STYLES AND EXCEPTIONAL TALENTS IN CMT’S HIT SERIES

“CMT CROSSROADS: STING AND VINCE GILL”

EPISODE WILL PREMIERE IN NOVEMBER ON CMT

NASHVILLE   – September 1, 2011 – Together they have earned over 35 Grammys, sold over 125   million albums, and   performed in front of as many, if not more, music lovers all over the   world.  Now world-renowned musician Sting and   country legend Vince Gill will be making music history in the newest episode of CMT CROSSROADS: STING AND VINCE GILL, premiering in November on CMT.

After a five-year absence, CMT is bringing back its critically acclaimed series CMT CROSSROADS to New York City, for an invitation-only taping of two of music’s biggest superstars.  Sting and   Gill will perform their classic hits and selections from both of their highly   anticipated new releases hitting stores this fall.

“We are long overdue for a CMT CROSSROADS taping in New York City.  Some of our best shows ever were taped   there, and this will be no exception,” says John Hamlin, SVP, Music Events and   Talent, CMT.  “These are two Hall   of Famers who, by our count, have 36 Grammys between them.  Both artists have wanted to do   CROSSROADS for years and this is the perfect pairing for them.  They have been waiting for the right   time and now is the time.  This is   going to be an unforgettable evening.”

Composer, singer, author, actor, activist – Sting has won universal   acclaim in all of these roles yet he continues to defy easy   labeling. Born in Newcastle, England, Sting moved to London in 1977 and   formed The Police with Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers. The band released   five albums, earned six Grammy awards, and in 2003 was inducted into The Rock   and Roll Hall of Fame. Since 1985, Sting has released 12 solo albums. His   latest, Symphonicities, is the companion CD to his   celebrated Symphonicity world tour, featuring Sting performing his greatest   hits re-imagined for symphonic arrangement with a symphony orchestra and band.   To also accompany the tour, a CD/DVD package, Live in Berlin, was   released in November 2010 to critical acclaim.  This fall, to commemorate the   25th anniversary of his solo career, Universal Music Group will   release Sting: 25 Years.   This   definitive box set collection contains three comprehensive CD’s, all   re-mastered exclusively for this set and personally curated by Sting, as well   as a DVD, Rough, Raw & Unreleased, featuring previously unreleased   live concert footage filmed at New York City’s Irving Plaza.    As one of the world’s most distinctive and   highly respected performers, he has sold nearly 100 million albums from his   combined work with the Police and as a solo artist and has earned an   additional 10 Grammy awards, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and three Oscar   nominations. Also   an accomplished author, Sting published a memoir entitled Broken Music   in 2003, which spent 13 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers list.    He most recently released Lyrics, a comprehensive collection of lyrics   and personal commentary, also featuring photographs from throughout his   career.

One   of the most popular singers in modern country music, Vince Gill has a love for   country music, top-notch songwriting, and world-class guitar playing, all   wrapped in a warm tenor and a quick and easy wit. Gill achieved his big   breakthrough with “When I Call Your Name,” which won the Country Music   Association’s Single of the Year award.  Since then, he has won 17 more   CMA honors, including Song of the Year four times – making him the most   awarded artist in that category in CMA history.  Since 1990, Gill has   walked away with 20 Grammy Awards and has racked up sales in excess of 26   million.  Gill co-hosted the CMA Awards for 12 consecutive years. He was   inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. After a long and   musically productive spell of writing, touring and recording with other   artists, he roars back on his own with “Threaten Me With Heaven,” his first   single in four years.  The song is the opening salvo from his MCA Records   album, Guitar Slinger, due out Oct.   24.

CMT   CROSSROADS is produced by Tom Forrest and Kathryn Russ.  John Hamlin,   Margaret Comeaux and Bill Flanagan serve as executive producers for CMT.


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