The 22-year-old country singer and Tennessee native, known for hit songs such as "Love Me Like You Mean It" and "Dibs," will attend the show in Las Vegas Sunday as a winner. Last week, it was revealed she had already received a preliminary award of New Female Vocalist of the Year.
But before the festivities begin, Ballerini has to find a dress, of course. She invited E! News along as she browsed outfits.
"My favorite thing ever is walking into a room and there's like, shoes and dresses and sparkles in the room," Ballerini told E! News. "It's a good time."
"It's my first ACM Awards in Vegas, so I think that I kinda I want to go a little more dramatic, a little more, like, sparkle fun Vegas," she added.
"No, I did not prepare a speech for that and I will not need to prepare a speech for that," Ballerini told E! News. "It's so crazy to just be in a category like Female Vocalist of the Year and to be with Carrie and Miranda and Jana who I love, and Kasey...just to be with those women and celebrating women in country music with them is a really cool thing."
In addition to attending the 2016 ACM Awards as a winner and nominee, she is also set to perform at the show with pop star Nick Jonas, 23. The two are set to sing a duet of her new song, "Peter Pan."
"I thought I was going to marry him when I was 13 years old," Ballerini told The Tennessean in an interview posted Thursday. "So, it's very casual that I'm on stage with him."