Kelsea Ballerini and Chase Stokes Have a Sizzling-Hot Red Carpet Date Night at 2024 CMT Awards

Kelsea Ballerini stepped out in style as the host of the 2024 CMT Awards! She also brought along her hottest accessory for the night: her boyfriend, Chase Stokes.

On Sunday, April 7, the 30-year-old country musician, nominated for CMT performance of the year and more, radiated on the red carpet in a slinky red David Koma dress with lace paneling and a sheer skirt with Effy jewelry for some bling.

As for her hairstyle, she opted to wear her blonde hair down and in loose extensions and she kept her glam simple — all the drama was in her dress!

Stokes, 31, went for a classic Dolce & Gabbana suit with a bit of a twist, wearing black trousers with a white shirt and cream jacket. He capped off the look with black dress shoes.

She'll be at the helm of the show solo this year, though she's hosted the show in the past. She opened up to PEOPLE in February about how she feels about the gig, saying, "It's definitely new grounds for me.

But it's my fourth year hosting, so I feel like I've learned a lot. And the good thing about CMTs is there's such a light energy, so there's not a pressure that I feel to be perfect. I just want to be fun, honor the night and help people have a good time."

Though she's co-hosted with Kane Brown in the past, she's holding her ground on her own this year. But that doesn't mean she won't be calling on some of her famous friends to hit the stage with her.

"It's really a big reunion and everyone wants to hang out, so I might just ask for some help where I can get it," she joked.

I don't know if it's the big moments on TV or where I am in my life or what it is, but I feel really good. I'm happy to be here and the show is amazing."