Country music meets 90s boy-bands in this ultimate mashup for CMT Crossroads.
Even though their episode won’t air until August 30th, Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive look at the collaboration between the Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line with this video of their unique rendition of “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).”
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly trade lead vocals with A.J. McLean, before Nick Carter brings them into the iconic dance at the end.
“It’s crazy to think how we grew up listening to this song and now are on stage performing it together,” Hubbard said according to EW when the news of the team-up came out. “It still gets me every time!”
This isn’t the first time the two bands have come together. They performed together this year at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, and collaborated on the song “God, Your Mama, and Me.” According to an interview with EW, Kelly revealed that it was Carter who started this collaboration in the first place.
“He was going back and forth between Nashville and L.A. doing some writing and some song searching, so I passed him some songs and folks. And he ended up on our bus before our CMA set in June , and the song was mastered, we had already done all of our vocals, but he loved it. A week later they were putting their vocals on it!” Kelley revealed.
Past collaborations for CMT Crossroads include Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler, and Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett. Who knew pairing different musicians together would make such sweet, sweet music?