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Chesney, Miller to tape Crossroads

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 – Kenny Chesney has been playing Steve Miller songs since he was sitting on bar stools, playing for tips in Johnson City, Tenn. and together onstage at AT&T Park in 2008, trading songs and licks during Chesney's first San Francisco stadium play.

Now the pair is reuniting to exchange songs for CMT: Country Music Television's "Crossroads." It was not clear when the show would be taped or air, according to Chesney's publicist.

"When Steve called and asked, I was ready to go," Chesney said of what will be his second appearance on the series. "His songs are so much fun, so much a part of who anyone growing up who's a rock fan is... and having him onstage with us - doing 'Rockin' Me' and 'The Joker' - was one of those moments where you can't believe your life."

"He's so down-to-Earth, so easy-going, you'd never what a big star he is...," Chesney said. "Everything he's done... songs like 'Take The Money and Run,' 'Jet Airliner,' 'Fly Like an Eagle,' 'Livin' In The USA' and 'The Joker'... He's been on the road for four decades and he's just as good now, not to mention the way he can play a guitar.It is truly an honor to get to do this with him."

"When you're standing onstage for sound check the day before a stadium show and your whole crew is standing there watching, that's when you realize what an artist like Steve's reach really is - the metal guys, the reggae people, the alternatives and the classic rockers were all lined up, just waiting for him to plug in and jam with us."

Chesney is in the final stages of editing "Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3-D," due out in April.

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