Sara Evans to Collaborate with REO Speedwagon!

Sara Evans Suds in the Bucket

photo: Robert Ascroft

CMT Crossroads: REO Speedwagon and Sara Evans will premiere on Sept. 19 at 10PM ET on CMT.

Sara Evans will return for the third time to the CMT Crossroads stage to perform with legendary rock band REO Speedwagon. She’s also performed with Maroon 5 and Joe Walsh in the past.

Evans made an impression on Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon in a earlier meeting while on a cruise.

“We met Sara Evans when REO played with Brad Paisley at the Sony Music Nashville annual cruise, and we all became fast friends,” says Cronin.

“When we got the offer to do CMT Crossroads with her, we jumped at the chance to hear Sara’s sweet voice on our songs, and to put our spin on hers. Sara put me at ease right away, and her energy is contagious.”

Evans was equally impressed with the band, saying, “I’ve been a huge fan of REO Speedwagon for as long as I can remember. Their songs have been a part of the soundtrack of my life, and I’m thrilled to be joining them on stage for CMT Crossroads. It truly is a dream come true!”

“They sound just as amazing today as they did when I first heard them on the radio growing up in Missouri” (quote via USA Today).

Catch the performance on Sept. 19 at 10PM ET on CMT.

Watch Sara Evans with Maroon 5 below, at a previous CMT Crossroads performance!

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