Nashville Lifestyles was at the exclusive filming of a CMT Crossroads episode that united country megastars The Band Perry with emo rockers Fall Out Boy.
Our initial reaction: “Huh?” But the instant the unlikely friends hit the stage at Rocketown on Oct. 2—riffing, bantering, and dressed in matching black ensembles—we thought, “Oooh.” Kimberly Perry’s feisty, forceful vocals were the show’s highlight, although FOB frontman Patrick Stump held his own wailing on Perry tracks like “Better Dig Two” and the beautifully somber “If I Die Young.” (After the latter, Stump quipped that he’d considered swiping Kimberly’s “…and I’ll wear my pearls” line.)
Sprinkled throughout the genre-bending set were chipper versions of Fall Out Boy hits like “Sugar, We’re Going Down” and the newer, anthem-y “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Alone Together).” The two bands—which we have anointed The Boy Perry—also were allowed to tackle one agreed-upon cover; we don’t want to spoil the fun, so let’s just say that FOB bassist Pete Wentz’s familiar eyeliner wasn’t the show’s only homage to Freddie Mercury.
CMT Crossroads: The Band Perry & Fall Out Boy premieres Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. CST.
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Members of KISS with Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire
We’re all excited for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards this month honoring country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent. This year the show is hosted by handsome Nashville hit makers, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan. Music City takes over the strip for the weekend, but if you can’t make it — we’ve got some new details + memories from backstage at last year’s show!Luke Bryan will debut his brand-new single “Crash My Party” on the show! Bryan is nominated for 4 awards this year including: Entertainer Of The Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Tailgates & Tanlines, and Vocal Event of the Year for “The Only Way I Know” with Jason Aldean and Eric Church. Can we say we told you so?
Ashton Kutcher, Jay DeMarcus, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Jake Owen
Brad Paisley will host the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, taking place at The Orleans Arena Sunday, April 7th, 2013. This live remote location gives country music lovers the ultimate fan-pass to be a part of the awards! Throughout the three-hour Awards telecast from MGM Grand, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances, via remote from The Orleans Arena, by Brad Paisley and other acts. The jam continues after the Awards telecast ends, with more performances by Brad Paisley and friends.
The big weekend in Vegas invites the biggest names in country music from Tim McGraw to Rascal Flatts
Fans can continue to cast their votes all their favorite country music stars at VoteACM.com
Watch for our highlights in the next issue of Nashville Lifestyles and tune in for the LIVE broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 7, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS for the show!
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Tagged Academy of Country Music, ACM Awards, Ashton Kutcher, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Celebrities, Country Music, Jake Owen, Jason Aldean, Jay DeMarcus, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, KISS, Las Vegas, Lionel Richie, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Steve Martin, The Band Perry, Tim McGraw