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Kenny Chesney and Steve Miller Tape 'CMT Crossroads'

Posted by Amanda Duckworth on 02/17/2010

Country Music star Kenny Chesney considers rock legend Steve Miller to be one of his music icons. Now Chesney will have the opportunity to play alongside his hero for an episode of CMT Crossroads.
An invitation only audience will have the chance to hear the two longtime friends swap songs, as they have done many times before during summer concerts. The duo will perform some Miller hits, including “Rockin’ Me,” “The Joker,” “Fly Like an Eagle” and “Livin’ in the USA,” as well as some of Chesney’s Country Music staples -- “When the Sun Goes Down,” “Summertime,” “Beer In Mexico” and “The Good Stuff.”
Miller is a blues/rock singer/songwriter/guitarist and one of the cornerstones of rock music. He started his first band at the age of 12, being influenced by music icons such as Charles Mingus, Les Paul and T-Bone Walker.

After moving to San Francisco and forming what is now The Steve Miller Band, the group produced their first No. 1 hit, “The Joker,” in 1973. Success continued for Miller as he released two multi-million selling albums, Fly Like an Eagle and Book of Dreams, each released within a year of each other. Over a career that has spanned more than 40 years, the band has sold more than 25 million records and is still a frequent name during summer concerts.
The Chesney and Miller episode of CMT Crossroads will air later this year.