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As Long as You Love Them: Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line Team Up for Legendary Hits Mash-Up

29 August 2017 2:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line took part in a larger than life act for Cmt’s musical mash-up, Cmt Crossroads.

In an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming collaboration, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of the country duo and boy band fivesome A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell take the stage just outside of Nashville to perform Bsb’s iconic hit “As Long as You Love Me.”

Fans can tune in to watch the full episode of Cmt Crossroads when it premieres Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 10 p.m. Et on Cmt.

But this isn’t their first rodeo. »

- Nicole Sands

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Backstreet Boys, Florida Georgia Line Team Up for ‘Cmt Crossroads’

27 July 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys are partnering to perform their biggest hits on Cmt’s “Crossroads.”

The genre-blending collaboration will feature arrangements of Backstreet Boys’ tracks “I Want It That Way” and “As Long As You Want Me,” and Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” “H.O.L.Y.,”  and “God, Your Mama, and Me.”

The two groups teamed up earlier this year, performing together on the Academy of Country Music Awards. Fgl are currently playing select stadium dates on their The Smooth Tour 2017.

“It’s been really cool to collaborate with the Backstreet Boys in so many different ways this year,” said Fgl’s Brian Kelley. “And to be able to take our friendship — and smooth new dance moves — up a notch with this full-blown concert together is going to be epic.”

Added Backstreet BoysBrian Littrell: “Being such fans of each other, this is a really fun way for us to put our »

- Rebecca Rubin

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Jason Derulo Learns the Ropes from Buddy Luke Bryan — All About Their Friendship

8 June 2017 10:46 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Last night may have been Jason Derulo’s first Cmt Music Awards, but the Miami-based entertainer is already walkin’ the Southern walk thanks to his friend Luke Bryan

The two, who performed Derulo’s hit “Want to Want Me” and also walked away with Cmt Performance of the Year, first became pals after the country artist played several of Derulo’s songs on tour.

“I was like ‘holy s— … Luke is covering my songs,” Derulo told People Wednesday night at the annual show. “We became great friends after that, and the rest is history.”

When asked who he wanted to collaborate with for Cmt Crossroads, »

- Melody Chiu

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Cmt Awards Pay Tribute to Gregg Allman (Watch)

8 June 2017 7:18 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Cmt Awards kicked off Wednesday night with a tribute to an artist who is rarely considered country, but whose influence casts a long shadow over today’s rocked-up country sound: Gregg Allman, who passed away from liver cancer last month.

The show opened with country stars Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and Darius Rucker — himself a rocker-turned country — harmonizing a capella on the chorus of Allman’s classic “Midnight Rider.”

“This is for the one and only Mr. Gregg Allman,” Aldean said before the trio joined a full band onstage to finish the song. Latter-day Allmans guitarist Derek Trucks, nephew of the band’s founding drummer Butch Trucks, played slide guitar on what certainly looked like a gold-top Gibson Les Paul formerly owned by Gregg’s older brother and band cofounder Duane Allman, who died in a motorcycle accident in 1971 just as the group was becoming big.

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Luke Bryan Attempts Some of Jason Derulo's Dance Moves During Cmt Performance

7 June 2017 7:38 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Although the Cmt Awards made sure to trot out some tried-and-true combinations (Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, we're looking at you), the show also introduced country music fans to some rather unique mashups. After Florida Georgia Line teamed up with The Chainsmokers for a surprisingly catchy performance, Luke Bryan and Jason Derulo reunited to belt out "Want to Want Me" and "Strip It Down." It was the cherry on top for the duo, who took home the Cmt Award for performance of the year for their appearance on Cmt Crossroads. »

- Quinn Keaney

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Jason Derulo Thanks Country Music Fans After Winning His First Cmt Award

7 June 2017 6:39 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jason DeRulo has gone country -- and he's got an award to show for it!

The 27-year-old singer won his first-ever Cmt award alongside Luke Bryan at the Cmt Music Awards in Nashville on Wednesday night. The duo took home the award for their collaboration on "Want You to Want Me" from Cmt Crossroads.

Related: Luke Bryan and Jason Derulo to Reteam for Cmt Music Awards Performance

Derulo and Bryan were up for Performance of the Year against Jason Aldean, John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker; Alicia Keys and Maren Morris; Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott and Kelsea Ballerini; and Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett, featuring Danielle Bradbery.

In his acceptance speech on Wednesday, Derulo thanked country fans for embracing him.

"Thank y'all so much. Honestly, it's been an amazing time. I've spent a couple days here in Nashville, and the support here has just been incredible. So thank you to the country music fans," he said. "I »

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Cmt Music Awards 2017: The Complete Winners List

7 June 2017 5:20 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The 2017 Cmt Music Awards took place in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday, marking one of country music's biggest nights. Aside from superstars Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert taking the stage, A-list presenters included Ashton Kutcher, Hoda Kotb, Jada Pinkett Smith, Katherine Heigl and Reba McEntire.

Check out the list below to see all of tonight's winners as they are announced. (Winners in bold).

News: Luke Bryan and Jason Derulo to Reteam for Cmt Music Awards Performance

Video of the Year:

Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”

Artists of Then, Now & Forever, “Forever Country”

Cole Swindell, “Middle of a Memory”

Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”

Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color” *Winner*

Miranda Lambert, “Vice”

Luke Bryan, "Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day"

Male Video of the Year:

Blake Shelton, “Came Here to Forget”

Eric Church, “Record Year”

Jason Aldean, “Lights Come On”

Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color” *Winner*

Luke Bryan, “Huntin’, Fishin »

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Luke Bryan and Jason Derulo to Reteam for Cmt Music Awards Performance

5 June 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jason Derulo is going country -- again!

The "Swalla" singer is reteaming with Luke Bryan for a performance on Wednesday's 2017 Cmt Music Awards, airing live from Nashville at 8:00 pm Et/Pt on Cmt. The pair are also nominated together in the Cmt Performance of the Year category for their version of "Want to Want Me" from Cmt Crossroads.

Also added to the star-studded performance lineup are Peter Frampton and Brothers Osborne, performing together live for the very first time. Meanwhile, over on the Firestone Stage, newcomers Brett Young, Chris Lane, Jon Pardi, Lauren Alaina and Midland are also set to perform.

Joining Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Charles Kelley in paying tribute to the late Gregg Allman is former Allman Brothers Band member, guitarist Derek Trucks.

News: Keith Urban, Luke Bryan Among Cmt Music Awards 2017 Nominees 

If there's one thing Cmt loves, it's a good collaboration. Among the previously announced performers are The Chainsmokers and [link »

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The Chainsmokers and Florida Georgia Line Team Up for Cmt Awards Performance — Plus Even More Collabs!

24 May 2017 12:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Cmt Music Awards are right around the corner — and some of music’s biggest stars are teaming up for a few showstopping collaborations!

The Chainsmokers and Florida Georgia Line will take to the stage together at the star-studded award ceremony on June 7 in Nashville, possibly to perform their duet “Last Day Alive,” officials announced on Wednesday.

As if such a dreamy mash-up weren’t enough, Lady Antebellum is slated to team up with the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire. Country music royalty Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood will perform live together — a first for the duo on any Cmt stage. »

- Char Adams

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Cmt Hopes to Build on ‘Nashville’ Success in TV Upfront

3 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Cmt wants to use the music drama “Nashville” to get itself on the map close to Madison Avenue.

The Viacom-owned cable network has seen year-over-year growth in the audiences advertisers covet – viewers between the ages of 18 and 49 – and the network’s executive vice president of development, Jayson Dinsmore, wants to court more people like them. Since Cmt picked up the fifth season of “Nashville” after ABC canceled it, executives saw an incredible rush of new viewers, and fortunately, they liked what they saw,” said Dinsmore. “We are attracting fans with many other interests, empowering us to broaden the aperture while still staying true to our musical roots.”

Music remains a bedrock element of the network, but its current approach shows what can happen when network executives roll out a slightly different tune. Once known as the home of the bawdy reality series “Party Down South,” Cmt has in recent months made a bid to play to a »

- Brian Steinberg

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Inside the Million Dollar Show: Bobby Bones, Sam Hunt and Garth Brooks Celebrate St. Jude

12 January 2017 9:20 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

If you’ve ever listened to country music on the radio, you’ve no doubt heard of Bobby Bones — the infectious deejay whose morning radio show garners a cool three-million plus listeners each day and who Forbes recently dubbed “the most powerful man in country music.” Bones, who grew up in Arkansas and gained radio fame in Texas before moving to Nashville, uses his platform not only to promote undiscovered country music artists, but more importantly, to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

“I grew up without a lot,” Bones tells People backstage before the concert began. »

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