Country hitmaker Chris Young and pop/rock artist Gavin DeGraw recently joined forces for a taping of CMT Crossroads, and today, CMT announced plans to air the much-anticipated musical pairing on December 13.
To get fans hyped for the show, the network released a sneak peek of Young and DeGraw’s performance of DeGraw’s massive hit, “I Don’t Want To Be.” The song was featured on DeGraw’s 2003 debut album, Chariot, and was the theme song of the hit show One Tree Hill.
Check out Young and DeGraw’s performance of “I Don’t Want To Be” below.
Young was thrilled for the opportunity to team up with DeGraw.
“He’s just … a great guy and a phenomenal vocalist,” Young previously shared of DeGraw with The Tennesseean. “He’s had so many hits, and he’s just someone I wanted to collaborate with. This is just the perfect time for us to get together and kind of riff on each other’s songs and have a good time with it.”
DeGraw, who best known for hits such as “Not Over You,” “I Don’t Want To Be” and “Chariot,” is no stranger to country collaborations. He previously recorded a song with his longtime friend Brett Young and even joined Shania Twain on her Rock This Country Tour in 2015.
Fans can tune in to CMT Crossroads on December 13th at 10/9c on CMT.