Avril Lavigne has been photographed on the red carpet (well, beige carpet) at the ACM Awards, wearing a black hoodie of a big metal band — System of a Down.

The pop-punk princess posed individually and with country star Nate Smith, who released his self-titled debut last year. Although it's difficult to see and is not shown unobscured, the System of a Down name occupies the top left part of the hoodie.

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Unfortunately, Lavigne's flowing blonde hair mostly covers the logo, but it's still pretty cool that there's any sort of heavy metal represented at Country Music's Biggest Night. There's also a partial view of the back and other video from the event has shown a better look at the hoodie.

And rock even gets to elbow its way in a bit as country/rock superstar Jelly Roll, who has been nominated for entertainer of the year. The big event comes just days after Jelly Roll made an onstage appearance during Limp Bizkit's headlining set at Welcome to Rockville.

See the full 2024 ACM Awards winners list, which will be updated as the awards show progresses.

Avril Lavigne in System of a Down Hoodie at 2024 ACM Awards

Avril Lavigne in a black System of a Down hoodie at the 2024 ACM Awards
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Avril Lavigne and Nate Smith at 2024 ACM Awards
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