Country star Kelsea Ballerini will be co-hosting the CMT Music Awards from home after testing positive for COVID-19 just days before the event.

Ballerini and actor Anthony Mackie were set to host the Monday night awards show but CMT and CBS announced that she will remain home.

Ballerini, who is asymptomatic, said in a statement that CMT is setting it up so she can perform and co-host from her house.

“It has been set it up in a way where I can safely still co-host the Awards and perform on the show tonight,” Ballerini said in a statement. “This is not what we had planned for, but I am ready to make lemonade out of these lemons.”

In addition, Kane Brown, who is the leading nominee for the night, has been tapped to help Mackie with in-person co-hosting. Brown has twice hosted the fan-voted show, including with Ballerini last year.

“I’m honored the team at CBS and CMT asked me to step in as a co-host and I am so glad to be back again hosting for a bonus third year,” said Brown in a statement.

“Everyone has been working hard to put on an amazing show for the fans and I’m excited to get to work with Anthony and Kelsea and have a great night that celebrates country music,” he added. 

The 56th edition of the CMT Music Awards, which is a fan-voted awards show for country music videos and television performances, is to be held in Nashville, Tennessee on April 11, 2022. 

The event will feature performances by Kenny Chesney, Mickey Guyton and Black Pumas, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell and Lainey Wilson, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.

The Judds are also reuniting at the CMT Music Awards for their first major awards show performance in over two decades.