Ballerini kicked off her set wearing the same hat that was seen in the Shania Twain “Man, I Feel Like A Women” music video. She ended her performance with a nod to Shania Twain saying “Let’s Go Girls,” teasing the release of her “Hole In The Bottle” collaboration with Shania Twain that she says will be released tomorrow (Nov. 12).
The track was co-written by Ballerini alongside Jesse Frasure, Hillary Lindsey, Ashley Gorley and Steph Jones.
The song marks Ballerini’s first-ever drinking song which finds the superstar drowning her sorrows with a bottle of red wine.
“Hole In the Bottle” is featured on her album, Kelsea. The Tennessee native recently dropped the reimagined version of her latest album, Kelsea, dubbed ballerini, offering stripped-down performances of each track.
The 54th Annual CMA Awards also featured performances from Chris Stapleton, Rascal Flatts, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Jon Pardi, Keith Urban, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts and Old Dominion.
Additionally, the show included star-studded collaborations by Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, Reba McEntire featuring Darius Rucker, Gabby Barrett and Charlie Puth, Carly Pearce with Charles Kelley, Thomas Rhett together with McEntire, Chris Tomlin and Hillary Scott, as well as Darius Rucker featuring Lady A. The show opener featured an all-star performance from Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Jenee Fleenor and Ashley McBryde paying tribute to the late Charlie Daniels.
Hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, “Country Music’s Biggest Night” aired on Wednesday, November 11 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC.