Paisley, Underwood to host CMAs

IN A CASE OF “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to host the CMA Awards for the fifth time, the organisation said on Wednesday.

By (Reuters)

Published: Sun 19 Aug 2012, 10:49 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 10:00 PM

While Underwood declared the pair to be “extremely excited” about returning for the awards ceremony yet again, Paisley in the press release expressed eagerness for a celebrity gaffe between now and November - presumably so that it might provide fodder for the awards show.

“We’re waiting on someone to do something really stupid between now and then,” said Paisley. “I have faith.”

Um, has he not been following Randy Travis’ shenanigans lately?

Paisley has received 14 CMAs, including an Entertainer of the Year award in 2010, multiple Male Vocalist honours and a trophy for his album Time Well Wasted. Underwood has landed five CMAs, including multiple Female Vocalist honours.

Meanwhile Underwood said she is going Unplugged for the VH1 music series and will share the story of her rise to fame from American Idol to five-time Grammy winner for the TV show Behind the Music.

Underwood, 29, told VH1’s morning show Big Morning Buzz Live that she would record the stripped-down music session later this week in New York.

VH1 Presents: Carrie Underwood Unplugged will premiere on October 2 and will feature songs from her latest album Blown Away and past hits.

The singer will also be profiled in the cable network’s documentary series Behind the Music later this fall.

Underwood has sold more than 15 million albums since winning TV singing competition American Idol in 2005, making her the best-selling Idol contestant in the United States.

Blown Away, released in May, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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