Kelsea Ballerini on Beyonce, 2024 CMT Awards, and Petitioning Miley Cyrus to Return to Country Music

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As Kelsea Ballerini is gearing up to host the 2024 CMT Awards, she discussed who she’s most excited to see perform and all about Beyonce’s new country record.

Ahead of the annual awards show, which airs April 7 on CBS, the “Love Me Like You Mean It” singer discussed all of the excitement. This show will mark the fourth time Ballerini hosted the show. She’s even up for the coveted award for Video of the Year.

Kelsea Ballerini on Beyonce’s New Country Record

Kelsea Ballerini has always been a fan of music, and gave her seal of approval for Beyonce’s Cowboy Carter.

“I think the only opinion about Beyonce is that it’s the coolest thing ever,” she began. “That should be the only opinion across the board the record’s incredible. The duet with Miley [Cyrus] is my favorite on the record. ‘This is my official petition for Miley to be the next person to make a country record. Her voice on the song lends itself to this genre. We all know how beautiful and warm country music is,” she added. “Just to see so many artists come in and embrace it like we all have is beautiful. There’s room for everyone.”

2024 CMT Awards

When it comes to fashion, Kelsea Ballerini is on her A-game. She revealed that she has five wardrobe changes for the show and another for the red carpet. She called it as “doing the most.”

When it comes to performances, Ballerini is most excited to see Dasha, the rising country star who went viral on TikTok with “Austin.” She’s also looking forward for Little Big Town and Sugarland collaborating.

“It’s just going to be unreal a bit nostalgic because they toured together,” she explained. “When they recorded Life in a Northern Town that was just like my most played song that year. I just think they’re separately so incredible. But together… it’s going to be amazing.”

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