Parker McCollum And His Wife, Hallie Ray Light, Step Out In Style At The CMT Music Awards Red Carpet

The parents-to-be are in for an exciting date night.


Madeleine O’Connell

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April 7, 2024


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Hallie Ray Light, Parker McCollum; Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer, getty Images for CMT

Parker McCollum and his wife, Hallie Ray Light, stepped out in style for their first red carpet together since sharing the news that they are expecting their first child.

The parents-to-be certainly dressed to impress as they arrived to the 2024 CMT Music Awards in stand-out ensembles. Hallie donned a black mini dress with mesh sleeves and a detailed pattern featuring rhinestones that shined under the bright lights, while the country star honored his Texas roots with a black cowboy hat, white blazer and matching button down and his blue jeans.

Hallie Ray Light, Parker McCollum;Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for CMT
Hallie Ray Light, Parker McCollum;Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images for CMT

Pregnancy Announcement

The couple unveiled the exciting news regarding their growing family on Wednesday (Feb. 7) through a joint post via Instagram. The post included a scenic snapshot of the couple that was taken on their recent tropical getaway to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. They were captured sharing a kiss in front of the warm sunset while Hallie Ray was seen holding her stomach to signal her growing baby bump. 

“God’s little blessing. We Iove you so much already, Baby M,” she wrote, while McCollum hilariously commented, “Wow! Awesome news! So happy to hear about this! I love you babe! Congrats!”

McCollum To Perform His Latest No. 1 Hit, “Burn It Down”

Following his appearance on the red carpet, Parker McCollum will take the stage of the Moody Center in Austin, TX to perform his fast-rising tune, “Burn It Down,” during the fan-voted award show. This song was just named his latest No. 1 hit on the Billboard and Mediabase charts and follows his run of three consecutive No. 1 hits including Platinum “Handle On You,” Platinum “To Be Loved By You,” and his 2x Platinum debut, “Pretty Heart.”

In celebration of this milestone achievement, McCollum will join forces with female songstress Brittney Spencer to bring the song to life on national television. 

Who Else Is Performing At The 2024 CMT Awards?

Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by John Shearer for CMT
Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by John Shearer for CMT

In addition to McCollum, the lineup of performers includes Bailey Zimmerman, Cody Johnson, Dasha, Jason Aldean, Jelly Roll, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Lainey Wilson, Little Big Town + Sugarland, Megan Moroney, NEEDTOBREATHE + Jordan Davis, Old Dominion ft. Megan Moroney, Sam Hunt and Trisha Yearwood. 

Plus, during the show, Brooks & Dunn, Lainey Wilson, and Sammy Hagar will join forces with Toby Keith’s longtime band to honor the late country music icon with a musical tribute. Lukas Nelson and Roger Clemens will also be on hand to honor Toby. 

The all-star presenter lineup also includes: Amber Riley, Billy Bob Thornton (Landman), Carly Pearce, Cody Alan, Cody Johnson, Emily Osment (Young Sheldon), Emma Roberts, Gayle King (CBS Mornings), James Van Der Beek, Jane Seymour, Jelly Roll, Max Theriot (Fire Country), Megan Moroney, Melissa Etheridge, Mickey Guyton, Minnie Driver, Montana Jordan (Young Sheldon), Parmalee and Paul Walter Hauser. 

Hosted by Kelsea Ballerini, the 2024 CMT Music Awards will air LIVE from Austin, Texas’ Moody Center on Sunday, April 7th (8:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The show will be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.* 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.