For a woman who hates love songs, Kelsea Ballerini sure put a lot of love into her 2018 ACM Awards performance.
The country star descended from the rafters in a light-up heart to perform her latest single “I Hate Love Songs,” wearing a ballgown and a painted-on smile. She highlighted the song's deceptively sassy lyrics with a quick costume change mid-song, switching to leopard-print glittery pants from her original prom dress.
Ballerini flipped up the lyrics for the final chorus, switching “I hate love songs, but I love you” to “but ACMs, I love you.” It was perfectly sweet ending to a perfectly sweet performance.
“I Hate Love Songs” is the latest top 40 hit for Ballerini on Hot Country Songs, peaking at No. 39 on the chart.