Ballerini gave a nod to the iconic country singer by wearing the same Marc Bouwer evening gown worn by Twain at the 1999 Grammy Awards, where Twain won two awards including Best Country Song for “You’re Still the One” and Best Female Country Vocal Performance.
The country singer’s dress was a floor-length, long-sleeve turtleneck white gown embellished with sequins. Ballerini took the homage further by wearing her hair in a bun, similar to how Twain styled her hair when she wore the dress. Ballerini borrowed the dress from the Grammy museum.
Ballerini posed on the red carpet at the ACM Honors alongside Twain, who attended the ceremony wearing a black velvet dress with a voluminous train paired with leopard print boots and a matching cowboy hat. During the ceremony, Twain was awarded with the Poet’s Award.
Prior to the awards ceremony, Ballerini hinted on her Instagram Story that she was wearing the dress, posting a photo of the dress’ display at the Grammy museum with the caption, “Sisterhood of the traveling dress…guess where @shaniatwain’s #GRAMMYs dress is off to next.”
While the 2022 ACM Honors took place Wednesday night, it will ultimately be aired on Fox on Sept. 13.