Kelsea Ballerini will perform at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, coinciding with her 30th birthday on September 12. Other performers include Doja Cat, Lil Wayne, and Shakira. While country artists like Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves have performed in the past, the country genre has been historically left off the list of nominations. Ballerini recently completed her Heartfirst Tour and released the second half of her Rolling Up the Welcome Mat project, which explores her divorce from Morgan Evans. The awards show will air live on MTV at 8 PM ET.