Kelly Clarkson to appear on 'CMT Crossroads' with Reba McEntire
By Christopher Rocchio, 02/09/2007
Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire apparently can't get enough of each other.
Less than a month after the original American Idol winner appeared on an episode of Reba, the country singer's The CW series, Clarkson and McEntire are once again collaborating -- this time for CMT Crossroads -- a series that pairs country music stars with popular artists from other musical genres. The duo is scheduled to tape CMT Crossroads in Nashville, TN on Thursday, February 22, and the episode will premiere sometime later this year.
While they will perform together for CMT Crossroads, Clarkson and McEntire will also "swap stories and share their common love of music." The 24-year-old two-time Grammy winner has previously stated she grew-up listening to McEntire, a 51-year-old who is also a two-time Grammy winner.
The two also had the opportunity to perform a duet together on Idol in 2002 and in November 2006, Clarkson made an appearance on CMT Giants: Reba, singing one of her favorite McEntire tunes to pay tribute to her "musical hero."
"I love her...she's just a really great person," Clarkson told The Associated Press about McEntire.
Other than appearing together on CMT Crossroads, the two will also perform with one another on McEntire's duets album, which is slated to drop later in 2007.