Guitar Virtuosos John Mayer, Keith Urban Pair For Next 'CMT Crossroads'

Posted by Amanda Duckworth on 01/28/2010

It’s rare that two of music’s biggest idols come together on one stage, but John Mayer and Keith Urban have done it for an upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads. The two guitar legends traded songs and lyrics written and performed by each other during the invitation-only event.

The two musicians tore up the stage, entertaining the crowd but also having a blast with each other. The show started with aUrban's hit, "If Ever I Could Love." Mayer continued the show, playing Urban’s hits "Til Summer Comes Around," "Tonight I Wanna Cry" and "Sweet Thing."

While they switched up the stage, the duo played an impromptu rendition of "Folsom Prison Blues" and picked around on the theme from "Pink Panther." After the quick switch, Urban played hits by Mayer, including "Perfectly Lonely," "Say," "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" and "Gravity."

It was apparent that the duo was a perfect musical match. Special guests Taylor Swift, Kix Brooks, Jake Owen and Love and Theft’s Eric Gunderson were also treated to a cover of George Michael’s "Faith" before they called it a night.

When Mayer was asked about sharing the stage with Urban, he said “It's not every day you get Keith Urban to play on your tunes. I'm enjoying the hell out of this." Mayer also said later in the show that it was a thrill to play on the same stage as some who cared so much about 'pickups and what kind of wood is on the neck" of a guitar.

The episode of CMT Crossroads will air later this year.

Source: The Boot