Kelsea Ballerini has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be forced to handle her CMT Music Awards co-hosting duties tonight ((Monday, April 11th) from her Nashville area home. She shared the news on social media earlier today with a video message saying that while "devastated" to not be able to attend in person, she plans to "make some lemonade together out of these very bitter lemons."
Kane Brown will now handle co-hosting duties at the CMT Awards alongside previously announced host actor Anthony Mackie.
Kane heads into tonight's show as the most-nominated artist with four including Male Video of the Year, CMT performance of the Year and the night's biggest award, Video of the Year.
The fan-voted CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville on CBS beginning at 8 p.m. ET.