Kesha Embraces Southern Roots During ‘CMT Crossroads’ with Old Crow Medicine Show

Watch a preview of the stars collaborting on Kesha's hit, "Your Love Is My Drug."

Written by Kelly Brickey
Kesha Embraces Southern Roots During ‘CMT Crossroads’ with Old Crow Medicine Show
Kesha with Old Crow Medicine Show; Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for CMT

As a proud Nashvillian at heart, Kesha got down with her country-influenced upbringing when she collaborated with Old Crow Medicine Show for their upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads.

The pop diva brought it back to her days first starting out in Top 40 by performing her hits such as “Timber” and “Your Love Is My Drug” to the energetic audience. Of course, Old Crow Medicine Show came back with a collection of their hits with “Wagon Wheel” holding steady as the crowd favorite at the special show.

Specifically during Kesha’s uptempo rendition of “Your Love Is My Drug,” the singer got down with the sounds of harmonicas and strings for the quick-paced party song. The track even felt a little bit rockabilly when it got down to the basics with a guitar and fiddle running the show during the creative duet.

Although it may sound unexpected, Kesha actually grew up with the vibes of Music City as a major influence on her musical repertoire. She honored her unknown love of country music by working together with Dolly Parton for “Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You),” which was featured on the pop star’s most recent album.

Old Crow Medicine Show has been working its way around the genre for a while, with a solid two GRAMMYs under their belt. Their iconic catalogue of songs ranges from folk to rock to everything in between, creating a diverse fanbase that spans over decades.

CMT Crossroads featuring Kesha and Old Crow Medicine Show will air on Wednesday, December 6, at 10 p.m. EST on CMT.