Florida Georgia Line and Backstreet Boys to perform together on upcoming Crossroads

YouTube download / AP Video / The Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line have a hit country song together, a tour and now a “CMT Crossroads” special. The two bands talked about the brotherhood that has developed between them and learning new dance moves. (Aug. 22)
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- The Backstreet Boys are from Orlando and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line is from Ormond Beach, the son of County Chair Ed Kelley, so it seems only natural they would collaborate on some projects.

With the success of their recent No. 1 country singles hit, "God, Your Mama, and Me," Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys will team up yet again for an installment of CMT Crossroads, the network's genre-crossing performance series.

Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line / Headline SurferWith the success of their recent No. 1 country singles hit, "God, Your Mama, and Me," Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys will team up yet again for an installment of CMT Crossroads, the network's genre-crossing performance series.

Here are the highlights of the Crossroads special as described by Rolling Stone magazine: Set to premiere Wednesday, August 30th, at 10:00 pm./ET on CMT, the episode pairs up the trailblazing country duo with the Nineties boy-band survivors to perform each other's songs. Among the hits on the set list: Backstreet's "I Want It That Way" and "As Long As You Love Me," and FGL's "H.O.L.Y." and their breakout juggernaut "Cruise." The Backstreet Boys also appear on select dates of Florida Georgia Line's Smooth Tour this summer, along with frequent FGL collaborator Nelly, and "Fix" singer Chris Lane. 

Ed Kelley texted a message to Headline Surfer's inquiry on his son's upoming venture, saying his wife had just come from from the hospital for an appendectomy and he could not take the time to answer anny questions or give a response.

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