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Entertainment: Rain on Stage, Country Campfires and More Photos of the One-of-a-Kind Performances at the 2021 CMT Awards

Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown to Host 2021 CMT Awards

  Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown to Host 2021 CMT Awards Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown will join forces to host the 2021 CMT Music Awards, the only entirely fan-voted show in country music.The artists were just announced as the co-hosts the 2021 CMT Music Awards, which is country music's only entirely fan-voted award show. This will be Kelsea's first time hosting the awards (she already has 14 nominations under her belt) while Kane is returning as host for the second consecutive year in a row.

Who needs a spotlight when you have Kelsea Ballerini?

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The CMT Music Awards co-host, 27, was a bright spot during Wednesday night's show - literally. During her time on stage with co-host Kane Brown, she rocked five different looks, one more eye-catching than the other.

Ballerini kicked off the night (and the red carpet) in a pink pleather corset top/pants combo with matching heels. It must've been good luck: she also wore it to accept the award for CMT performance of the year, for her 2020 CMT Music Awards duet of "The Other Girl" with Halsey.

Kelsea Ballerini, Kelsea Ballerini, Kelsea Ballerini posing for the camera: The host — and performer, and winner! — brought the color in her extra-bright looks © getty (3) The host — and performer, and winner! — brought the color in her extra-bright looks

From there, she slipped into a shimmering blue dress with coordinating earrings and eye shadow (below) for a rain-soaked performance of her new song, "I Quit Drinking," with Paul Klein of LANY.

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Gallery: H.E.R. Paid Tribute to Elton John on the iHeartRadio Music Awards Stage *and* Red Carpet (PopSugar)

a person holding a sign: H.E.R. honored Elton John in more ways than one at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. In addition to performing a tribute with Demi Lovato and Brandi Carlile, the singer and multi-instrumentalist also dressed like Elton, who was the evening's Icon Award recipient. Styled by Wouri Vice, H.E.R. wore two complementary outfits - one for the red carpet and one for her performance - that were pretty much covered in sequins.  First up, H.E.R. arrived in an all-black outfit consisting of an embellished Elton John T-shirt by Stinson Haus, sequin Alexandre Vauthier pants with a wide-leg feather trim, platform Giuseppe Zanotti heels, and striped sunglasses by Isabel Marant. For her second look, H.E.R. wore a gold sequin Dundas suit with gold platform heels, again by Giuseppe Zanotti, and oversize square sunglasses. Enjoy photos of her latest glamorous looks ahead.

Her third ensemble was a sparkly, long-sleeved creamsicle-orange mini paired with strappy sandals and statement earrings. She followed that one up with a tailored yellow suit and jeweled barrettes in her hair.

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Her final look of the evening was possibly her most daring: a pink-and-gold belted peekaboo number that wrapped around her torso and arms. Not bad for someone who joked on Instagram on Tuesday, "Will I remember how to be out of sweatpants and use words in an arena of people?"

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Not to be outdone, her co-host Brown spent the night in a series of Dolce & Gabbana looks, first a gray plaid three-piece, single-button suit, next an aubergine tuxedo and lastly a dark blue pinstripe double-breasted suit, which he wore to accept the award for male video of the year for "Worship You." Brown also picked up collaborative video of the year for "Famous Friends" with Chris Young.

Be sure to check out PEOPLE's CMT Awards coverage to get the latest news on country music's big night.

Ahead of the CMT Awards, Ballerini and Brown - who hosted last year, too - both spoke of their excitement over being at an in-person event again after awards shows were sidelined in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Following a year-plus where we have not been able to be with the fans and share music together, makes this night even more special," she said.

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