Wednesday, August 26, 2009
– The reigning CMA Male and Female Vocalists of the Year, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will reunite to host the 43rd Annual CMA Awards. This will be the second consecutive time that Paisley and Underwood hosted the event, which airs live from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. eastern on ABC.
"We are thrilled to have Brad and Carrie return as hosts after doing such a great job last year," said Tammy Genovese, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "Both Brad and Carrie are in their prime as artists, as evidenced by them being named Male and Female Vocalist of the Year, respectively, last year. They each possess a great sense of humor and timing, which are two essential ingredients for hosting the Awards."
"I am thrilled to get the chance to co-host the CMAs for a second time with my pal Carrie," said Paisley. "This year we'll pull out all the stops, like a miniature poodle balancing act, tightrope walking, and a new world record for the number of costume changes by my co-host. Don't miss it."
"I regret to inform Brad that I do not have a poodle, and I would appreciate it if he asks me permission before he tries on all my dresses this year," responded Underwood. "But all kidding aside, I'm really excited to be hosting again this year with my friend, Brad, as we celebrate another wonderful year of Country Music. It's going to be a great show."