On Thursday (October 21), country music's biggest stars took part in the 2020 CMT Awards. Hosted by Kane Brown, Sarah Hyland and Ashley McBride and featuring appearances from Dan + Shay, Jennifer Nettles and more, there was no shortage of exciting moments at the awards show.
One standout moment from the CMT Awards was when Kelsea Ballerini took the stage to perform with Halsey. This girl power duo performed Ballerini's hit song 'The Other Girl.' Rocking coordinating leather outfits and taking a stage set up to look like a dive bar, Ballerini and Halsey looked to be straight out of a Coyote Ugly scene. Their performance gave the best girl bands out there a run for their money.
Not only are Ballerini and Halsey professional collaborators, they're actually friends IRL. Back in 2018, Ballerini revealed how she became friends with Halsey during an interview with People. Ballerini attended the Nashville stop of Halsey's Hopeless Fountain Kingdom tour and when the gig was over Ballerini went backstage. As Ballerini tells it, the two had an instant connection. "I had met her before, but we'd never really hung out," Ballerini dished. "I'm obviously a really big fan of her music, so I went to the show with my friends and afterwards said hi, and she didn't have a show the next day, so she was like, 'Let's go hang!' And I was like, 'Yep!'"
Since hitting off after that night out in Nashville, Ballerini and Halsey have collaborated multiple times, including a duet of Ballerini's 'The Other Girl' earlier this year. Their latest joint performance at the 2020 CMT Awards is definitely one for the books.