"Country Barbie" Kelsea Ballerini and Chase Stokes Share Hot Makeout Sesh at the CMT Awards

*fans self*

Chase Stokes and Kelsea Ballerini attend the 2024 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 07, 2024 in Austin, Texas
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Kelsea Ballerini and Chase Stokes are arguably the hottest couple in country right now. (Never mind that he's actually famous for being a TV actor.)

The adorable lovebirds showed off how into each other they are at Sunday's CMT Awards, when they were pictured passionately making out both on the red carpet and backstage.

Chase Stokes and Kelsea Ballerini attend the 2024 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 07, 2024 in Austin, Texas

Chase Stokes and Kelsea Ballerini kiss on the CMT Awards red carpet.

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In the backstage kiss pic, Ballerini—who hosted the country music awards show—channeled Margot Robbie channeling country Barbie in a hot pink crop top and matching bell bottoms adorned with metallic stars, a white cowboy hat, and a hot pink neckerchief.

Kelsea Ballerini attends the 2024 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 07, 2024 in Austin, Texas.

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This was just one of approximately a gazillion stunning looks (but actually nine) the "Peter Pan" singer pulled off throughout the night.

First of all, she arrived in her red-carpet best: a gauzy red floor-length gown with lace details by David Koma, styled by Mariel Haenn.

Kelsea Ballerini attends the 2024 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 07, 2024 in Austin, Texas.

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She also made a glittering impression in a sparkly see-through dress over a black underwear set—and was pictured in this outfit with Stokes giving the camera an approving thumbs up in the background.

Kelsea Ballerini attends the 2024 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 07, 2024 in Austin, Texas.

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Ballerini also wore the funnest white feathered long-sleeve mini dress for the occasion:

Kelsea Ballerini attends the 2024 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 07, 2024 in Austin, Texas.

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The singer embraced rock-chick chic in a black leather moto-style mini dress:

Kelsea Ballerini attends the 2024 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 07, 2024 in Austin, Texas.

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She embodied old-Hollywood glamour in a short-sleeved, high-necked yellow gown with a high leg slit:

Kelsea Ballerini attends the 2024 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 07, 2024 in Austin, Texas.

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She supported a good cause in a "This Shirt Saves Lives" t-shirt which benefits St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital:

Kelsea Ballerini attends the 2024 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 07, 2024 in Austin, Texas.

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She doubled down on the glitter in a gold disco-ball-inspired long-sleeved bodysuit:

Kelsea Ballerini attends the 2024 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 07, 2024 in Austin, Texas.

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And took the sparkle even further in an incredible multicolored-pattern glittery mini-dress worn over matching pants:

Kelsea Ballerini attends the 2024 CMT Music Awards at Moody Center on April 07, 2024 in Austin, Texas.

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As for Stokes and Ballerini, they have been girlfriend and "golden retriever boyfriend" since early 2023, and have generously given us many glimpses into their sweet relationship. Simply adorable.

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