They’re Back… Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Team Up Again

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host "The 48th Annual CMA Awards" on ABC. (Photo Credit: Bob D'Amico / ABC)
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” on ABC.
(Photo Credit: Bob D’Amico / ABC)

The unstoppable team of Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will once again host the CMA Awards. The 48th Annual CMA Awards will take place in Nashville on November 5, 2014 and will air on ABC at 8pm ET/PT with Paisley and Underwood guiding the show along for the seventh consecutive year.

“Carrie and Brad are unmatched as a hosting team,” stated Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, announcing Underwood and Paisley’s return. “They have impeccable comic timing, industry credibility, critical acclaim, and a natural rapport that makes them popular with our live audience and the viewers at home. We are delighted to have them presiding over ‘Country Music’s Biggest Night.’”

“Brad and Carrie are more than hosts, they are an important part of the CMA Awards brand,” said CMA Awards Executive Producer Robert Deaton. “They bring so much to the table beyond what you see on stage during the broadcast. They are gifted creative collaborators, who routinely raise the bar and set the standard for live television hosting.”

Five-time CMA Awards winner said she’s happy to be back. “Over time there’s been an evolution of who we are as hosts of the show – what fits, what’s comfortable, what’s real, and we love being a part of the creative team,” said Underwood. “We feel the responsibility of what this night means to our music community, to our fellow artists, and to the viewers at home.”

Nominees for this year’s CMA Awards will be announced in September.

-By Rebecca Murray

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