For a seventh consecutive year, country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return as co-hosts of “Country Music’s Biggest Night™,” the “28th Annual CMA Awards.” The show will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wed., Nov. 5 (8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET/delayed PT) on the ABC Television Network.
Brad and Carrie used their appearance on Tue. Night’s “CMA Music Fest: Country’s Night to Rock” to make the announcement by playing a little CMA trivia. You can watch a video of the segment by clicking on the link above.
“Brad and Carrie are more than hosts, they are an important part of the CMA Awards brand,” said CMA Awards Executive Producer Robert Deaton. “They bring so much to the table beyond what you see on stage during the broadcast. They are gifted creative collaborators, who routinely raise the bar and set the standard for live television hosting.”
"Over time there's been an evolution of who we are as hosts of the show - what fits, what's comfortable, what's real, and we love being a part of the creative team," added Underwood. "We feel the responsibility of what this night means to our music community, to our fellow artists, and to the viewers at home."
Since receiving the CMA Horizon Award in 2000 (now named the New Artist of the Year Award), Brad Paisley has won 14 CMA Awards, including Entertainer of the Year (2010), Male Vocalist (2007, 2008, 2009), and Album (2006 for Time Well Wasted). He won Musical Event of the Year three times, first in 2004 with Alison Krauss for “Whiskey Lullaby,” second in 2006 for “When I Get Where I’m Going” with Dolly Parton, and a third time in 2009 for “Start a Band” with Keith Urban. He claimed the Vocal Event of the Year trophy in 2001 for “Too Country” with Bill Anderson, George Jones, and Buck Owens; and won Music Video of the Year four times, including “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)” (2002), “Whiskey Lullaby” (with Krauss, 2004), “Online” (2007) and “Waitin’ on a Woman” (featuring Andy Griffith, 2008). He is No. 5 on the list of top CMA Awards winners of all time.
Carrie Underwood has received five CMA Awards, including three consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year trophies (2006-2008), as well as Single of the Year (2007 for “Before He Cheats) and she also was a recipient of the Horizon Award in 2006. She has 18 career CMA nominations, including being nominated for Female Artist of the Year every year, since first being nominated in 2006 (2006-2013).
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