Country cutie Jason Aldean took to the 2011 CMT Music Awards stage with rapper Ludacris for “Dirt Road Anthem,” the third single off Aldean’s 2010 studio album “My Kinda Party.”

It is actually a re-recording of the song, as it was first released by country rapper Colt Ford for his 2008 album “Ride Through the Country,” with Brantley Gilbert on vocals. Gilbert later recorded his own version.

But the Jason Aldean/Ludacris version is the hit, peaking at the no. 9 spot on the Country Billboard chart. What did you think? Pretty awesome? We thought it was a great way to end the awards show.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."