Ludacris to Go Country With Singer Jason Aldean at CMTs!

Entertainment Jun. 8, 2011 AT 11:04AM
Ludacris to Go Country With Singer Jason Aldean at CMTs! Credit: George Pimentel/WireImage.com; Frazer Harrison/ACMA2011/Getty Images for ACM

Luda's gone country! 

Jason Aldean and guest rapper Ludacris will close Wednesday' night's CMT Music Awards. The duo will perform a new version of Aldean's hit "Dirt Road Anthem" at the show in Nashville.

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"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 of two. It wasn't that much of a stretch."

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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. 

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The 2011 CMT Music Awards mark the 10th anniversary of the awards show and will be hosted by Kid Rock live Wednesday at 8/7 p.m. CST.

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