As the 52nd Annual CMA Awards draw nearer, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are ready to resume their roles as hosts for the festivities. The dynamic duo teamed up for the first look at what the night will bring.
“There’s nothing more thrilling than hosting ‘Country Music’s Biggest Night,’” says Paisley in the clip, as Underwood adds, “And being a part of these amazing moments.”
“It’s an honor to share the stage with the legends that came before,” Paisley continues with Underwood concluding, “And the rising stars whose journeys are just beginning.”
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In between their dialogue, the two look on at past CMA Awards clips as they play across the surrounding screens. The short videos jump between Underwood winning her first CMA to Maren Morris who emotionally accepted CMA New Artist of the Year in 2016, proclaiming “Last year I sat across the street and watched this show.”
The clip concludes with Paisley and Underwood’s final statement: “Feel the music. Live the moments.”
This year’s show is already shaping up to be a big one as the CMA has announced a slew of incredible performers for the evening. Taking the stage throughout the show will be Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley with Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line with Bebe Rexha, Kacey Musgraves, Pistol Annies and Thomas Rhett.
The 52nd Annual CMA Awards will take place live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
See the full list of nominees here.