You’ll Be Stoked to See Chase Stokes and Kelsea Ballerini’s Date Night on CMA Awards Red Carpet

Kelsea Ballerini looked like a homecoming queen with Outer Banks' Chase Stokes by her side at the 2023 CMA Awards, where the couple posed for adorable pics on the red carpet.

By Lindsay Weinberg Nov 09, 2023 3:58 AMTags
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Kelsea Ballerini and Chase Stokes had a date night with a view.

The country star brought her boyfriend as her plus-one to the 2023 CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 8, where she was nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for Rolling Up the Welcome Mat

Though both prizes ultimately went to Lainey Wilson and her album Bell Bottom Country, that didn't stop Kelsea and Chase from loving each other like they mean it at the award show. 

For the ceremony, Kelsea donned a pink one-shoulder gown with a high slit, while the Outer Banks actor looked sharp in a black shirt and trousers worn with a grey-accented suit jacket. The couple—who soft launched their relationship on Instagram in January—kept cozy on the red carpet with their arms wrapped around each other. At one point, Kelsea leaned in to kiss Chase's cheek. 

And their PDA isn't just reserved for nights out on the town: The pair are also open about their love on social media. In September, Kelsea celebrated Chase's birthday with a touching tribute to her "sweet virgo," while the Netflix star called her "my human" in response. 

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As for why they're comfortable sharing details of their love life with fans? "The thing that we've decided, and to each their own," Kelsea told StyleCaster in July, "is when you're with someone that you feel secure with and that you're proud to be with, why not share it?" 

The "Subject to Change" singer added, "He's also a Virgo; we're both Labrador Retrievers in human form. It doesn't take much conversation to be on the same page. It's been half a year and it's been great."

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Keep rockin' to look back on all the stars at the 2023 CMA Awards:

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

T.J. Osborne and John Osborne of Brothers Osborne

Nicole Hocking and Luke Combs

Caroline Boyer and Luke Bryan

Chase Stokes and Kelsea Ballerini

Chris Stapleton

Carly Pearce

Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town

Paula Abdul

Lainey Wilson

Ashley McBryde

Post Malone and Morgan Wallen

Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Matthew Ramsey, and Brad Tursi of Old Dominion

Kaitlyn Bristowe

Jordan Davis and Kristen Davis

Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott, and Charles Kelley of Lady A

Sam Nivarel and Austin Nivarel

Nicolle Galyon

Charles Kelley and Cassie McConnell

Bunnie XO and Jelly Roll

Olivia Evans and Sara Evans

Cynthia Erivo

K. Michelle

Lindsay Hubbard

Corey Seager and Madisyn Seager

Jonah Font, Maddie Font, Tae Kerr and Josh Kerr

Paul DiGiovanni and Katie Stevens

Parker McCollum

Megan Moroney

Brian Kelley

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