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The stage at this year’s Country Music Awards will be graced with a touch of hip-hop and rock ‘n roll.

According to the Associated Press, rocker Lenny Kravtiz and rapper Nelly are set to perform at the show in Nashville, Tennessee for the first time.

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Kravtiz will accompany co-host Jason Aldean, while Nelly will hit the stage with Florida Georgia Line to perform their chart-topping hit “Cruise.”

This isn’t the first time Nelly found crossover success with country music. In 2004, the St. Louis native teamed up with country-western megastar Tim McGraw for a record called “Over and Over.”

The CMT Awards is schedule to air live on June 5 at 8 p.m.

Check out nine other artists who have found success in an industry where the musical lines are often blurred and blended.



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