Lil Wayne Performing During Historic Country Awards

Hip-Hop star Lil’ Wayne will take part in a historic night for the music business during The 42nd Annual Country Music Awards.

The rapper will perform alongside Kid Rock during the Awards show, which takes place tonight (November 12) in Nashville, Tennessee.

While African-American “Hick Hop” artist Cowboy Troy graced the CMA stage in 2004, Lil' Wayne is surely the first hardcore Hip-Hop artist to ever set foot on the Awards Shows’ stage.

Darius Rucker, lead singer of Hootie & The Blowfish, is also slated to take the stage, where he will perform his latest single “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It," taken from his #1 country album Learn to Live.

The evening is significant because Rucker is only the third African-American in history to top the country charts, behind trailblazers Charley Pride and Ray Charles.

“The lineup for this year's CMA Awards is outstanding," said Tammy Genovese, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "We know our viewers will enjoy this mix of Country Music artists and celebrities."

In addition to the highly anticipated performances by Kid Rock, Lil' Wayne and Darius Rucker, fans will be treated to performances by The Eagles, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Rodney Atkins, Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney and others.

The 42nd Annual Country Music Awards air tonight on ABC at 8:00 PM Est.