Joe Walsh will be featured in a new edition of CMT Crossroads this weekend. CMT Crossroads: Joe Walsh and Friends–featuring the Eagles guitarist, James Gang member, session player, and solo artist alongside a handful of top country artists–premieres Saturday, June 23, at 11pm ET on CMT.
“Nothing beats country music with a little rock ‘n’ roll sprinkled on top,” Walsh told CMT. “We’re going to mix up a batch and see what happens.”
“He was an awesome guy, and you’re always freaked out when you meet guys like that,” Luke Bryan said of Walsh in a recent interview with CBS Houston station KILT. But guys like Walsh, he says, “they have a way of making you feel comfortable. It was a fun situation. I’m certainly very thankful I was asked to be a part of it.”
Bryan also revealed that he’ll sing “Life’s Been Good” on the program (“by myself”).
Walsh is probably best known today as a member of the Eagles, which he joined in late 1975, just in time for Hotel California. Before that he was a member of the James Gang, who created several rock staples during the 1970s, including “Funk #49” and “Walk Away.” He’s also recorded several songs under his own name, such as “Life’s Been Good” and “Rocky Mountain Way.”
CMT Crossroads: Joe Walsh and Friends premieres on Saturday, June 23 at 11pm ET/PT on CMT.
– Kurt Wolff, CBS Local