It’s rare when lyrics of a song can be used as terms of endearment.
Toward the end of her performance, she slipped in a little love for the network that offered her one of her first national tours as the co-headliner of the 2015 Next Women of Country tour with Jana Kramer.
Ballerini attended the show as a three-time nominee for the “Legends” music video. She also helped announce the initial list of nominees on May 8.
On the road through November, Ballerini joins Keith Urban’s Graffiti U tour on June 15 in St. Louis, Mo.