Brad Paisley Predicts the ‘Highlight’ of the CMA Awards Will Be Carrie Underwood

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood continue to stay pretty tight-lipped about what’s to come for their 51st Annual CMA Awards monologue, but they did hint at a special moment set to happen during the broadcast.

While the co-hosting pair visited the set of Good Morning America on Thursday (Nov. 2), the two looked back on their decade of fun together and remembered some of their favorite pranks from over the years. But it was Paisley that gave the nod toward something big going down with Underwood without giving too much away for the early morning talk show audience.

“It’s always exciting when you see somebody make their debut on this show. That happens quite a lot. On top of that, they really are thinking outside the box in terms of making sure that there are really cool collaborations that you don’t expect. I predict, though, that the highlight of our show is Carrie,” Paisley alluded.

Blushing over all of the attention drawn, Underwood gave a quick rebuttal over Paisley’s statement by claiming the show isn’t all about her.

“I will say that if it is, it has absolutely nothing to do with me,” she claimed. “It’s going to be a really special moment in the show.”

The pair also commented on how thankful they are to continually get to do what they love as their day job, and that work never drains them out emotionally to the point of throwing it all out the window for a normal life.

While Paisley didn’t grab himself any nominations this year, he will take the stage for a special collaboration with rising star Kane Brown. Underwood will be performing as well as competing against her friends for the Female Vocalist of the Year category. No matter what, both stars will go home happy as they shine through the jokes after 10 years together.

The 51st Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville on Wednesday, November 8, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.