PHOTOS: Lainey Wilson and Boyfriend Devlin ‘Duck’ Hodges Sizzle At CMT Music Awards

Lainey Wilson and her boyfriend, Devlin “Duck” Hodges turned heads on the red carpet at the 2024 CMT Music Awards. …

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Lauren Jo Black

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April 7, 2024

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Devlin “Duck” Hodges and Lainey Wilson; Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for CMT

Lainey Wilson and her boyfriend, Devlin “Duck” Hodges turned heads on the red carpet at the 2024 CMT Music Awards. 

Arriving hand-in-hand, the couple sported coordinating black and silver ensembles.

Devlin "Duck" Hodges and Lainey Wilson; Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for CMT
Devlin “Duck” Hodges and Lainey Wilson; Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for CMT
Devlin "Duck" Hodges and Lainey Wilson; Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for CMT
Devlin “Duck” Hodges and Lainey Wilson; Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for CMT

Wilson was styled by Cheri Kilchrist and sported a Superdown top, Area pants, a hat by Charlie 1 Horse, a Vintage from Double D necklace, and rings by Minnie Lane Jewelry. Jess Berrios provided hair and makeup. 

The couple made their way down the red carpet together, posing for photos together, and at one point, Hodges sweetly kissed Wilson on her cheek, leaving a huge smile on her face. 

@countrynow.com Love is in the air tonight between @Lainey Wilson and her boyfriend, @Duckhodges ♬ Country's Cool Again – Lainey Wilson

Wilson and Hodges keep their relationship mainly out of the spotlight, however, the former NFL player always supports her on social media and cheers her on from the sidelines. 

Lainey Wilson and Devlin Duck Hodges; Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for CMT
Lainey Wilson and Devlin Duck Hodges; Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for CMT

Heading into the show, Wilson was one of the top nominees for the 2024 CMT Music Awards with a total of three nods. 

She performed her latest single, “Country’s Cool Again,” and is also slated to honor the late Toby Keith alongside Brooks & Dunn and Sammy Hagar during the broadcast.

In addition to Aldean, the lineup of performers includes Bailey Zimmerman, Parker McCollum, Dasha, Cody Johnson, 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. 

Lainey Wilson; Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for CMT
Lainey Wilson; Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for CMT

The all-star presenter lineup 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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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.