Faith Hill to perform live with the Pretenders on CMT as part of the Super Bowl festivities
Faith Hill will be performing live with the Pretenders at the "CMT Crossroads" concert on Saturday, February 5th as part of the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam festivities.
"I'm crazy, I guess," Hill said in a recent phone interview with the Associated Press. "By doing it live, it just brings another whole element to the show."
The country singer will perform eight songs with Pretenders lead singer Chrissie Hynde, with four songs from each of their repertoires. The Pretenders, who earned a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are best known for their singles, "Brass in Pocket," ''Back on the Chain Gang" and "I'll Stand by You." Meanwhile, the multiplatinum Grammy-winning country songstress has 13 No.1 singles including "Wild One," ''Piece of My Heart" and "This Kiss."
Hynde and Hill had not met until Thursday, but have apparently the two hit it off. Hill has been NBC's voice for Sunday Night Football for the past three years and has sung "America the Beautiful" and the national anthem at past Super Bowls.
"There's no other time that you have this type of energy in a city," said Hill. "There's such a level of excitement and anticipation and an element of celebration and whenever you have those things in the same place, you want to hear music. You want to go to parties. There's festivities all the time."
The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to play the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV on Sunday. The "CMT Crossroads" concert will be televised live from Grand Prairie, Texas on CMT at 10:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 5, 2011.