Shawn Mendes and Zac Brown Band will join forces next week for an epic pop/country crossover for a new episode of “CMT Crossroads”.
The “In My Blood” singer will travel to Nashville for a recording of the popular CMT series, which pairs country music artists with musicians from other music genres. There, he will perform songs with the Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band for an episode to air October 24.
Zac Brown Band tweeted Mendes Friday morning, teasing the upcoming announcement.
“Coming to Nashville,” Mendes replied. “Let’s jam!!”
“Shawn is an incredibly talented artist,” Zac Brown said in a press statement, “and it’s been exciting to watch his career rise over the past few years.
“We’ve had fun collaborating together, this ‘Crossroads’ will be very special with huge vocals and musicality. It will be unexpected and something that both sets of fans will enjoy.”
Mendes, who released his third studio album back in May, said: “I’m so excited to head to Nashville to play with Zac and the band on ‘Crossroads’. It’s going to be a blast.”
“Crossroads” kicked off in 2002 with Lucinda Williams & Elvis Costello and has seen many famous partnerships over the years, including Taylor Swift & Def Leppard, Keith Urban & John Mayer, and Katy Perry & Kacey Musgraves.
“CMT Crossroads” is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. Oct. 24, on CMT.