Entertainment Music Country America's Sweethearts! Elle King Joins Taylor Swift's Squad at the CMAs "When you wish your squad like this," the "Different for Girls" singer captioned a shot with Swift By Jeff Nelson Jeff Nelson Instagram Twitter Jeff Nelson is the Senior News Editor, Entertainment at PEOPLE. For nearly a decade, he has worked across the brand's entertainment verticals, reporting on breaking news and writing and editing across platforms, as well as securing A-list cover exclusives, including Barry Manilow's coming out and an at-home interview with Madonna. Jeff has appeared as an expert on Good Morning America, Extra, HLN and SiriusXM, as well as at RuPaul's DragCon as a moderator. He studied magazine journalism at Drake University, graduating with a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication. People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 3, 2016 11:35 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Source Elle King/Instagram No “Bad Blood” here! Taylor Swift appears to have recruited another squad member Wednesday night. In Nashville to present Garth Brooks with the Entertainer of the Year trophy at the 50th Annual CMAs in Nashville, the crossover star ran into “Ex’s and Oh’s” rocker Elle King backstage — and it was nothing but mad love! “When you wish your squad was like this,” King, 27, captioned an Instagram shot after the show in which she’s sandwiched between Swift, 26, and her pal Kelsea Ballerini, 23. It was an exciting night for King and Ballerini. Earlier in the day, King and Dierks Bentley took home the Musical Event of the Year title for their duet “Different for Girls,” which they performed during the awards. Meanwhile, Ballerini — who earned nods for Female Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year — performed her hit “Peter Pan.” https://www.instagram.com/p/BMXPjAxhEZY/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BMXPpA8B_fW/ King — who enjoyed the CMAs with fiancé Andrew “Fergie” Ferguson — seemed to have the night of her life at the show, afterward taking to Instagram to document her encounters with country royalty, posting snaps with Reba McEntire, Billy Ray Cyrus and Chris Stapleton. PEOPLE’s Special Edition 50 Years of the CMA Awards is on sale now online and on newsstands. https://www.instagram.com/p/BMV35Y_BEoY/?taken-by=taylorswift As for Swift — who took home the CMAs Entertainer of the Year in 2009 and 2011 before embracing pop on her 2014 smash 1989 — the “This Is What You Came For” writer hung out with her pals Little Big Town. After all, she wrote their new breakup ballad “Better Man,” which went No. 1 on iTunes.