The highly anticipated John Mayer and Keith Urban CMT Crossroads episode airs TONIGHT at 10:00 PM ET/PT, only on CMT.
Referring to the popular Crossroad series as “arranged marriages,” Mayer said it didn’t take him long to determine that a jam session with Urban was a well-suited match.
“I think at some point it would’ve been inevitable that we came together and played guitars together, so the only thing that’s missing is we didn’t just sit together and play guitars and say, ‘Hey, let’s do a Crossroads,’” said Mayer to the Associated Press. “It was more like people who knew us and knew each other thought that would be something that made sense, and within seconds we both knew that it did.”
It took much longer for the two artists to actually get around to discussing the set list, but eventually Urban told the AP that he reached out to Mayer.
“I think I said, ‘I’m sitting at my house with a guitar and a bit of unexpected time, and I thought, well now is a good time to learn those John Mayer songs — if I only knew which ones they were!’” said Urban.
The duo wound up collaborating on Urban’s hits “Til Summer Comes Around,” ”Sweet Thing” and “If Ever I Could Love,” Mayer’s “Perfectly Lonely” and “Gravity” and a cover of George Michael’s “Faith.”
Get a taste of what you’ll see tonight by clicking the thumbnail below and watching the duo team up at the recent CMT Awards on Urban’s “Hit the Ground Runnin’”.