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Paisley, Underwood return to host CMAs

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 – Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to host The 50th Annual CMA Awards from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville in November.

"This is a milestone year for the CMA Awards as we celebrate our 50th anniversary and the broadcast is in great hands with Brad and Carrie," said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "They are genuinely invested in the ongoing success of the CMA Awards, but they are equally committed to honoring the traditions that are the foundation of country music's biggest night."

Paisley and Underwood have hosted the CMAs since 2008.

Underwood said, "I really enjoy hosting the CMA Awards with Brad. Of course, we have fun up there, but we take the responsibility of honoring the best artists in the format and shining a positive light on country music very seriously. And this year, the bar will be even higher as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards. I can't wait."

"I look forward to hosting the CMA Awards each year," said Paisley. "Carrie and I have certainly hit our stride in terms of balancing humor and a genuine respect for the nominees and winners. This year, the stakes are higher than ever as we honor the legacy and traditions of the past 50 years. We will give it everything we've got."

The CMAs will be held Nov. 2, 8-11 p.m. eastern and will be broadcast on ABC.

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