Luke Bryan-Doobie Brothers CMT Crossroads Review [VIDEO]
I got to see the latest episode of CMT Crossroads on Friday night. It's a show that mixes country artists from other genres and there have been some great ones since the show first started:
- Jason Aldean with Bryan Adams
- Trace Adkins with 38 Special
- Brad Paisley and John Mayer
- Brooks & Dunn with ZZ Top
- Taylor Swift with Def Leppard
There have been quite a few of them since the inception of the show but the one I saw Friday night gave me goosebumps. One of my favorite bands from the 1970's with one of my favorite country singers - Luke Bryan and the Doobie Brothers.
The Doobies had so many huge hits during their heyday - "China Grove", "Black Water", "Listen To the Music", "Long Train Runnin", "Takin' It To the Streets", "What A Fool Believes", "Jesus Is Just Alright". The list goes on and on. I saw them in concert at least half a dozen times and every one of their shows was a greatest hits show.
I always felt the Doobie Brothers' mix of voices set them in a category all of their own and on CMT Crossroads they showed they still have the magic. And Luke Bryan fit right in. I thought "Black Water" was the highlight of the night...the harmonies were perfect.
The Doobie Brothers added a new dimension when they joined Luke for "Do I", "Rain Is A Good Thing" and "Country Girl (Shake It For Me)". I loved it.
Just one criticism - the show was too short. Amazing how quick an hour flies by when you're enjoying it.