Ballerini, who was nominated for both Female Video of the Year and the CMT Social Superstar Award, wasn't letting anything keep her down at the fun, star-studded show, and gushed about getting to be a part of the big night.
"I feel like this is the award show in country music where you just have fun," she shared. "People wear fun things, act crazier. It's a little looser, it's fun for us."
While Ballerini didn't exactly wear something crazy to the raucous celebration, the songstress did look great in a black, semi-sheer dress that teased her long legs and showed off her fit figure.
Ballerini's video for her single "Dibs" didn't snag the award for Female Video of the Year -- which went to Carrie Underwood for her "Smoke Break" video – but the young star praised the CMT Awards for celebrating the art of music videos.
"Music videos to me are like an extension of a song," she explained. "You can make a video that shows a different side of a song that people maybe didn't think about when they it heard it the first time, and I think it's really cool that they honor that tonight."