Backstreet Boys go bluegrass

Easily the coolest thing at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony Friday night was that Backstreet Boys Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson invited a duo of college bluegrass musicians to play with them at the ceremony. Richardson discovered Butler University senior Josh Turner and University of North Carolina senior Carson McKee when a Backstreet Boys fan tweeted him the guys’ YouTube video of their bluegrass take on Larger Than Life. The video opens with an apology to Backstreet Boys fans, but judging by the reaction of BSB fans online and at Friday’s ceremony, no apologies were in order.

In the video above, we chatted with Richardson and the guys about the performance and caught some snatches of their performances of I Want it That Way and Larger Than Life. Also, click here for the complete Larger Than Life performance, and go to’s YouTube Channel for more from Friday night and all out video offerings.

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