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Stevie Nicks & Lady Antebellum CMT "Crossroads" Team-Up Was Literally a Dream Come True

Image courtesy of Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup (via ABC News Radio)

The Friday night, Stevie Nicks teams with country/pop trio Lady Antebellum for the latest installment of the CMT series Crossroads , which pairs rock, pop and country acts for musical collaborations.  Why these two acts specifically?  Well, the concept literally came to Stevie in a dream.  She's a fan of Lady A's music, and had a dream she was performing with them on stage, so she reached out to Lady Antebellum's people and turned that dream into this Crossroads special.

Lady A's Hillary Scott tells ABC News Radio that was a "very Stevie way" of putting together a show. The band soon learned that magical way of thinking is just par for the course when you're hanging out with the legendary Fleetwood Mac frontwoman. Lady A's Dave Haywood adds, "Yeah, she's always telling these elaborate stories, which are crazy."

The Crossroads special was taped a few months back, before Hillary gave birth to her new baby over the summer. Overall, the band feels very privileged to have gotten to collaborate with the rock goddess immediately after their first meeting.

"I've always said, you know it's one thing to just meet another artist you're a huge fan of, but to actually work with them is how I would want to meet them," says Dave.  "For us to be able to work with Stevie Nicks and for her to be so kind and so excited about our music -- because we were over the moon about hers -- for her to reciprocate, that was incredible." 

Lady Antebellum and Stevie Nicks' CMT Crossroads premieres Friday night at 10 p.m. ET, and you'll see the two acts trade vocals on Stevie's classic solo and Fleetwood Mac hits "Edge of Seventeen," "Landslide," "Gold Dust Woman" and " Rhiannon ," as well as on Lady A hits like "Need You Now."  There's also a reworking of Stevie's hit duet with Tom Petty , "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around."

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