Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley Return as CMA Awards Hosts

Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood to Host the 2015 CMA Awards
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host The 49th Annual CMA Awards (Photo Credit: Bob D’Amico / ABC)

Award-winning Country artists Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be back as hosts of this year’s CMA Awards. The 49th Annual CMA Awards will take place in Nashville and will be broadcast live (in some time zones) on ABC on November 4, 2015. This year will mark Paisley and Underwood’s eighth time co-hosting the awards show which is dubbed “Country Music’s Biggest Night™”.

“We are so fortunate to have Carrie and Brad hosting the CMA Awards for the eighth time,” stated Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, announcing the return of the popular co-hosting pair. “They have real chemistry on stage and bring credibility, comic timing, and critical acclaim to ‘Country Music’s Biggest Night.’”

“Brad and Carrie are great hosts because they are very active collaborators in the process,” added Robert Deaton, Executive Producer of the CMA Awards. “They are heavily invested in the continued success of the CMA Awards while being mindful of the prestige and history. They are not simply setting the bar for hosting an awards show, they are surpassing it every time they step out on our stage.”

Paisley is a 14-time CMA winner and Underwood has earned five CMA Awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year awards three years running. Paisley currently ranks fifth on the list of all-time CMA Awards winners.

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