The famous country duo is back! It has just been officially announced that Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will be back to host the 2016 CMA Awards in November. This particular year is special as it marks the 50th anniversary of this big night in country music.
Having Carrie and Brad back together at these awards is now somewhat of a tradition. This will be their ninth consecutive year that they have shared this stage, and also the jokes and jabs that they are so famous for. These besties have a great friendship and that chemistry shows up throughout the program.
The announcement came from both Underwood and Paisley on their Twitter accounts, as well as on Taste of Country. While Carrie mentioned how excited she was to be hosting once again, Brad chose to go the humorous route.
“Last year they let me pull my pants down on national TV, I wonder what they will let me do this year.”
Yes, he did actually pull his pants down last year to reveal an interesting choice of colorful plaid boxers. He looked a little silly standing beside Carrie, who was dressed in a pretty pink dress, but that is exactly the kind of humor that these two bring to the CMA Awards. It will be interesting to see how Paisley can top that in a few months.
Some of the jokes that Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley do are directed towards their fellow entertainers and can be a little risky at times, but it is all done in fun. Last year there were some jabs about Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert’s breakup. Since these two are dating other people now, they may just bring along their significant others and that may just be fuel for the fire.
Both Brad and Carrie are currently on their own tours, which will keep them both quite busy. The Paisley tour goes on throughout the summer, while Underwood’s Storyteller Tour continues for the rest of the year. She is continuing on in December with fellow country star Keith Urban on his Australian Tour.
As if Carrie Underwood wasn’t busy enough, she is also featured in the Best Bodies issue of Us Weekly, looking as healthy as ever. In the magazine, she reveals the secret to her sexy legs that she loves to show off. Why shouldn’t she? They are slim and toned, but she says that she works hard at getting them looking like that. The mom-of-one dished on her favorite leg exercises.
“I like squats, lunges. If I go for a jog and I meet up with a good hill, I will lunge up the hill and that will burn them out.”
It also helps to have a special gym built right on your tour bus. Underwood says that she tries to work out 90 minutes every day for six days per week. That gym certainly helps her to keep the exercise mojo going while on tour.
To go along with her fitness routine, she also sticks with a vegan diet. At 33-years-old, the country singer dished that she feels better now than she did when she was 20. Now that she is happily married to Mike Fisher and a new mom of 14-month-old Isaiah, she seems to be the happiest that she has ever been.
Brad Paisley has also teamed up with Demi Lovato for his latest single, called “Without a Fight,” that will be on his upcoming album. This unlikely duo just recently shared the stage together as he brought out Lovato at one of his shows to sing with him as a surprise for his fans. The audience was excited to see them perform together.
It will be fun to see Brad back together, with Carrie hosting the 2016 CMA Awards. It is expected to be broadcast live at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Are you looking forward to having Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley back on stage making beautiful jokes together?
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