Alison Krauss and Vince Gill on CMT

Vince Gill and Alison Krauss on CMTThe Alison Krauss/Vince Gill pairing on CMT’s Cross Country which we mentioned last month is scheduled to debut on Friday (10/27) at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT).

The concept behind Cross Country is to have two popular artists performing together on stage, with each singing songs from the other’s catalog of hits. This show was taped in Nashville on September 23, and a music video version of their collaboration on Krauss’ The Lucky One can be viewed on the CMT web site. It has been showing on CMT Top 20 Countdown as well this week.

During the program, you’ll see Alison doing Vince’s What Cowgirls Do and Whenever You Come Around, and Vince singing Alison’s Maybe and Blue Trail Of Sorrow.

In addition to a review of their past hits, the two singers will combine on a song from Gill’s newest release, The Reason Why, the title track from The Groovy Record in his 4 CD box set of all new material, These Days. Alison joins Vince for this track on the CD as well.

You can hear audio samples from all 43 tracks on the Vince Gill web site.

The Gill/Krauss episode of Cross Country will be shown again later on Friday, in the wee hours of Saturday morning, at least by eastern US clocks. It is scheduled to air on Saturday (10/28) at 1:00 and 2:30 a.m., and then again at 11:00 p.m. On Sunday (10/29), you can catch them at 4:00 p.m.

There are several more airings set for the following week, with the full show schedule available at

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