Ballerini opted for a cobalt blue suit with sharp lapels and split-hem pants. Underneath, she wore a sheer top adorned with a star pattern. Ballerini usually collaborates with stylist Molly Dickson on her looks.
Brown went for a darker-themed look, wearing a textured polo top and a coordinating pair of gray straight-leg pants.
CMT hosts Cody Alan and Carissa Culiner interviewed Brown and Ballerini at the event.
Ballerini is preparing to host the CMT Music Awards for the third year in a row. During her first time at the ceremony, in 2021, she went all-pink in a LaQuan Smith jumpsuit. Her other standout looks recently have included her custom canary yellow Prabal Gurung high-slit gown to the Grammy Awards in March. Ballerini also attended the Prabal Gurung fall 2023 fashion show in February, wearing a jet-black bondage dress with engineered knit and a chiffon sari skirt.
In terms of music, the singer recently released “Rolling Up the Welcome Mat,” a short film that coordinates with her EP of the same name. Ballerini is on her “Heartfirst” tour, which includes Georgia Webster as a special guest. The tour is set to make stops in Minneapolis, Cleveland, Portland, Oregon, and Oakland, California. She is set to release the music video for her song “If You Go Down (I’m Goin’ Down Too)” on Thursday at 11 p.m. EST.