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Your Week in Music: This year's CMT Awards could get 'radical'

CMT Music Awards host Kristen Bell said this year's show has potential to be the best one yet due to its A-list lineup of performers. (Source: CMT Music Awards/Facebook) CMT Music Awards host Kristen Bell said this year's show has potential to be the best one yet due to its A-list lineup of performers. (Source: CMT Music Awards/Facebook)

(RNN) - In just a few short hours the CMT Music Awards will be underway in Nashville and according to show host Kristen Bell, this year's show should be nothing short of "radical."

"It does get upped every year," she told CMT. "And I think the lineup that you have this year and the amount of performers, it's destined to be the best one we've ever had - having nothing to do with my host abilities or inabilities. I think just the lineup of performers alone is going to be pretty radical."

So far CMT has said that pop star Jason Derulo will perform with Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line, John Legend will perform All of Me with Jennifer Nettles and Hunter Hayes, and we will also see an Alan Jackson tribute performed by Kacey Musgraves and Lee Ann Womack.

Jackson will be honored during the awards show in recognition of "25 years of making memorable music videos."

Little Big Town will also debut their newest single, Day Drinkin', on the show.

And as usual, some big name country stars are set to perform - Dierks Bentley, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Carrie Underwood, just to name a few.

Voting is closed for all but Video of the Year, which you can continue to vote for until the telecast begins. Visit the CMT Music Awards website to vote.

For a full list of nominees, click here.

The CMT Awards air at 8 p.m. ET on CMT.

Late night Lolla

Lollapalooza is breaking curfew when it rocks Chicago.

The festival will host aftershows at area venues after Grant Park closes each night.

Kodaline, Broken Bells, Grouplove, Head and the Heart and Cvurches are among the bands staying up for late night Lolla.

Tickets for the aftershows go on sale Friday at

If you're a fan of either Jack White or Passenger, listen up

Whether you like to jam with Jack White or slow it down with Passenger, you can do all of the above this week via iTunes First Play.

For a limited time you can listen to every song on both Jack White's Lazaretto and Passenger's Whispers by visiting iTunes Radio and searching for First Play.

Lazaretto is White's sophomore album and Whispers is Passenger's fifth solo album. Both albums drop June 10.

BET Awards

Pharrell Williams, Jennifer Hudson, Drake and Usher are among the performers who will take the stage at the 2014 BET Awards.

Ex-Commodore Lionel Richie will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Chris Rock hosts the show on Sunday, June 29 at 8 p.m. ET. For the list of nominees, click here.

Destiny's Child teams up once more for gospel single

Destiny's Child is back together again, but this time for a little bit of gospel.

Yep, you heard right. Michelle Williams, Beyonce and Kelly Rowland have teamed up once more for a catchy praise song titled Say Yes, for William's upcoming gospel album Journey to Freedom.

Each member of the past R&B group sings a zippy verse of the fast-moving song and then come together to repeat the chorus - "When Jesus says yes, nobody can say no!"

Say Yes is the first we've heard the three Destiny Child members perform together in over a year, when they performed You've Changed, a single off of Rowland's Talk A Good Game.

Earlier this year Williams released If We Had Your Eyes and Fire, two more singles from the upcoming album.

Williams was also set to perform a leading role in the Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular Tour starting on June 9, but the tour was canceled due to budgeting issues.

Journey to Freedom will drop this fall.

Get well soon

Bret Michaels appears to be on the mend after a medical emergency during a concert last week.

Michaels left the stage in Manchester, NH, three songs into his set with extremely low blood sugar last Thursday. He was tended to by paramedics and, along with blood sugar issues, was diagnosed by doctors with a combination of exhaustion, dehydration, fever and the flu virus.

"There is not enough thanks that I can send to the awesome fans, friends, family and medical staff for their help and well wishes," he wrote on his Facebook page Tuesday.

Michaels was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a child and has used his platform to raise money for diabetes research.

Michaels rose to fame as the lead singer of '80s hair band Poison. He's since appeared on Celebrity Apprentice, which he won, and All Star Celebrity Apprentice.

New Releases

Miranda Lambert: Platinum - June 3

Matisyahu: Akeda - June 3

Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin I, II, III (Deluxe CD Edition) - June 3

50 Cent: Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win - June 3

Upcoming Releases

Jack White: Lazaretto - June 10

Chrissie Hynde: Stockholm - June 10

Jason Mraz: Yes! - July 15

Lana Del Rey: Ultraviolence - June 17

And finally ...

The Bottle Boys are bros who use their empties to make beautiful music.

It's like your kindergarten "homemade instrument" music lesson taken to a new level of awesomeness.

Watch them cover Michael Jackson's Billie Jean. And don't even bother resisting the urge to dance along.

What We're Listening To

Seabird - Love Will Be Enough

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