Paisley & Underwood to host CMA awards


CMA AwardsThe 48th Annual CMA Awards will see Country music superstars Braid Paisley and Carrie Underwood taking care of the hosting duties for a remarkable 7th time. The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from The Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and will air live on ABC.

“Carrie and Brad are unmatched as a hosting team,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “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.'”

Paisley has won 14 CMA Awards since receiving the Horizon Award (now New Artist of the Year) in 2000, including Entertainer of the Year (2010), Male Vocalist (2007, 2008, 2009), and Album (2006 for “Time Well Wasted”). He won Musical Event of the Year three times and he claimed the Vocal Event of the Year trophy in 2001 for “Too Country” with Bill Anderson, George Jones, and Buck Owens. He has won Music Video of the Year four times and is No. 5 on the list of top CMA Awards winners of all time.

Underwood, who rose to fame as the 4th-season winner of “American Idol” in 2005, has won five CMA awards in addition to six Grammys, sixteen Billboard Music Awards, and a Golden Globe nomination.