It’s a match made in the stars.
Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder shared a look – leather jacket, dark tee, cropped hair, bouncy dance moves – and lead vocals on the band’s hit single “Counting Stars” when the two acts collaborated for a live taping of a CMT Crossroads special, airing later this month.
Bentley, 38, a longtime fan of the band, met them for the first time at Nashville rehearsals for the 60-minute show. Among other mash-ups from both acts, Bentley also lent his vocals to “Good Life” and OneRepublic got their bluegrass and country on with Bentley s “Up On The Ridge” and “I Hold On” from the just-released album Riser.
CMT Crossroads with OneRepublic and Dierks Bentley will air in its entirety on Friday, March 21 at 10 p.m. EST on CMT. The performance of “Counting Stars” will air during CMT music hours starting at 6 a.m. Saturday and on CMT.com – but you can watch it exclusively on PEOPLE.com below.