NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The CMT Music Awards are known for cross-genre mashups and this year will be no different as Lenny Kravitz and Nelly prepare to perform.

Rocker Kravitz will join co-host Jason Aldean, while rapper Nelly will team with Florida Georgia Line on their crossover hit "Cruise" during Wednesday night's awards show airing live at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Neither artist has appeared on the show before.

Aldean, who hosts with actress Kristen Bell, has mixed it up before, inviting Ludacris on the show two years ago to perform his hit "Dirt Road Anthem." He has not announced what song he'll play with Kravitz.

Nelly helped the duo Florida Georgia Line remix its country hit "Cruise" and it's now making an impact on pop charts.

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    Mariah Carey performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Mariah Carey

    Mariah Carey performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Mariah Carey

    Mariah Carey performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Lil Wayne

    Lil Wayne performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Method Man

    Method Man from the Wu Tang Clan performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Chris Brown

    Chris Brown performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Lil' Kim, Fabolous

    Lil' Kim and Fabolous perform at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

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    French Montana, right, and Rick Ross perform at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • ASAP Rocky, A$AP

    ASAP Rocky performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Mariah Carey, Miguel

    Mariah Carey and Miguel perform at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Rick Ross

    Rick Ross performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Lil' Kim

    Lil' Kim performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Method Man

    Method Man from the Wu Tang Clan performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Fabolous, Chris Brown

    Fabolous, left, and Chris Brown perform at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Miguel

    Miguel performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Miguel

    Miguel performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Chris Brown

    Chris Brown performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • ASAP Rocky, A$AP

    ASAP Rocky performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

  • Chris Brown

    Chris Brown performs at the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX on Sunday, June 2, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)