February 03, 2012 10:01am PT by THR Staff
Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood Team Up For CMT's 'Crossroads'
Steven Tyler and Carrie Underwood are celebrating the Super Bowl together -- at least, on live television.
Tyler moonlights as a judge on American Idol, the show that launched Underwood to country superstardom. So it's perhaps fitting that the CMT series Crossroads, which pairs country singers with artists of other genres for a singalong and story-sharing session, has picked the duo to team up for an episode schedule to air live (11 p.m. EST) from Indianapolis on Feb. 4, the day before Super Bowl XLVI.
According to CMT's website, Tyler and Underwood will "take on one another's fan-favorite hits during their high energy, not-to-be missed performance." Besides the Tyler-Underwood edition, past Crossroads episodes have featured collaborations by stars including: John Mayer and Keith Urban; Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire; Def Leppard and Taylor Swift; and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss.
Tyler sits on the Idol judges' panel alongside Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson; Underwood, who won the fourth season of the Fox franchise, is nominated for female vocalist of the year for the Academy of Country Music Awards, slated to air April 1 on CBS.