*Thanks to a guest spot on country star Jason Aldean’s album “My Kinda Party,” rapper Ludacris will appear on tonight’s CMT Music Awards in Nashville to perform the song live to close the show.
The unlikely pair worked together on a remix of Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem,” a song that already features Aldean rapping. [Listen below.]
“I’ve been a fan of Luda’s for a long time, so it’s really cool to get to work with him on the remix of ‘Dirt Road’ and then perform it together on the CMT Music Awards,” Aldean, 34, told Us Weekly.
“He absolutely killed his verse of the song,” the country star added. “And we’re both Georgia boys, so even though our music is totally different, our roots are the same. We both know about hot Georgia summers and cooling off with a six pack or two. It wasn’t that much of a stretch.”
Aldean leads the way with four nominations for this year’s awards, followed closely behind by Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and the Zac Brown Band with three nominations each.
The 2011 CMT Music Awards mark the 10th anniversary of the awards show and will be hosted by Kid Rock live tonight (June 8) at 8 p.m. CST.
Aldean’s original version is below.