WATCH: Kelsea Ballerini Joins Forces With Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce For Sassy Performance Of ‘You’re Drunk, Go Home’

Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce; Photo Courtesy ABC
Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce; Photo Courtesy ABC
Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce; Photo Courtesy ABC

Country superstars Kelsea Ballerini and Carly Pearce dazzled the CMA Awards stage with their performance of the sassy track, “You’re Drunk, Go Home” alongside pop icon Kelly Clarkson.

Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce; Photo Courtesy ABC
Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Carly Pearce; Photo Courtesy ABC

Ballerini started the performance solo before she was joined on stage by Clarkson and Pearce – all three ladies dawning different shades of denim and blue dresses.

The female power track was released on Ballerini’s new record, Subject To Change. Co-penned by Ballerini, Julian Bunetta, and Shane McAnally, “You’re Drunk, Go Home” won the hearts of fans all over with its brutally honest lyrics and catchy melody.

During Ballerini’s recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, the pair recalled recording the song.

“I asked Kelly to be a part of my song in the morning and she went to the studio that night and did vocals,” Ballerini shared.

Without saying too much, Clarkson shared a few details about the night, including the fact that she had already been “celebrating” when she went into the studio to lay down her vocals.

“I had already been celebrating that it was my last day of work,” she went on to say. “So I get to the studio, here, at this studio with Jason and I get in there and I’m like, ‘look, I didn’t know I was gonna be singing today.’ So I had to sing a song called, ‘You’re Drunk, Go Home,’ inebriated, trying to sing for soprano parts like I’m fine.”

The 56th Annual CMA Awards featured performances from Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Cody Johnson, and Carly Pearce.

The show opened with an all-star tribute to the late Loretta Lynn from Underwood, Reba McEntire and Lambert. 

Carrie Underwood, Reba, Miranda Lambert; Photo Courtesy CMA
Carrie Underwood, Reba, Miranda Lambert; Photo Courtesy CMA

Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, and Lainey Wilson joined together to honor the 2022 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Alan Jackson. 

Additionally, the show included star-studded collaborations from Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce, HARDY and Lainey Wilson, Elle King with The Black Keys, Brothers featuring The War and Treaty, Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry, Chris Stapleton with Patty Loveless, Zac Brown Band, Jimmie Allen and Marcus King as well as Ashley McBryde with Pillbox Patti, Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack and John Osborne.

Mookie Betts, BRELAND, Jessica Chastain, Jordan Davis, Sarah Drew, Cole Hauser, Tyler Hubbard, Wynonna Judd, Lady A, Rex Linn, Little Big Town, Parker McCollum, Reba McEntire, Ben and Erin Napier, Jeannie Seely, Michael Shannon, and Lainey Wilson were on hand to present during the ceremony.

Co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, the 2022 CMA Awards broadcasted live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and aired on ABC (8:00-11:00 PM/ET). 

Luke Bryan, Peyton Manning; Photo Courtesy CMA
Luke Bryan, Peyton Manning; Photo Courtesy CMA

The CMA Awards will also be available for viewing on Hulu beginning Thursday, Nov. 10. The 56th Annual CMA Awards was a production of the Country Music Association. 

Robert Deaton served as the Executive Producer, Alan Carter as the Director, and Jon Macks as the Head Writer.