Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood

Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood

BRAD PAISLEY AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD RETURN TO HOST THE 44th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS FOR THE THIRD TIME. Paisley has won 13 CMA Awards since receiving the Horizon Award (now the New Artist Award) in 2000, and Underwood has received five CMA Awards in her career, including three consecutive wins as Female Vocalist (2006-2008) so they are no strangers to the buzz of the awards night.

“Carrie and Brad have done a tremendous job hosting previous years and we are very happy to have them back again this year," said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "They have developed a natural rhythm and have a great rapport with the audience - both in the house and our fans watching at home”

"The CMAs are different from any other awards night," said Brad. "You're looking at a room full of people who love each other ... this is the most important night of the year for Country Music." "It's all about Country Music," said Underwood. "We all live here. This is our community. The CMA Awards are in Nashville, the home of Country Music. It's great to come here and celebrate that every year."

The awards will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wed 10th Nov (8:00pm EST) on the ABC Television Network.