Underwood leaves as CMA host
Monday, December 30, 2019
– Carrie Underwood will not return to host the CMA Awards show in 2020 after a dozen years, she announced today via Instagram.
Underwood has hosted with Brad Paisley. This year, she was helped by Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.
" "It's hard to imagine topping what we have accomplished together, so I've decided that it's time to pass the hosting torch (at least for now!) to others that will cherish it and honor it as much as I do," Underwood said via Instagram.
" "One of the highlights of 2019 and of my entire career so far was being on stage with the legends that are Reba and Dolly Parton," she wrote. "I'm so proud that we could celebrate the incredible female artists that are part of the legacy of country music, past, present and future, and I'm thankful for the huge audiences all over the world that tuned in to see it."
Underwood also looked ahead. Without elaborating, she wrote, "I've got so many exciting things coming in the new year and beyond, and I can't wait to see what the future has in store for all of us."
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