Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Returning as 2015 CMA Awards Hosts
The first promotional clip for the 2015 CMA Awards, officially revealing that Paisley and Underwood will be back as the evening's hosts, aired on Tuesday night (Aug. 4), during ABC's CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock special. It features interview clips, outtakes and highlights from past years -- everything from that time Miss Piggy slapped Paisley in 2011 to the two country stars flubbing their lines in a promo. Press play on the video above to watch.
Last year's monologue featured a comedic tribute to the legendary George Strait and jokes about Taylor Swift‘s then-recent move to pop music, the Ebola crisis, naked selfies ... and Underwood’s pregnancy. As fans likely remember, Paisley sent viewers (and Underwood's management team) into a tizzy when he revealed that his co-host would be having a baby boy.
“Somehow it came up, it was like, ‘We could reveal it on the show, if you’re gonna reveal it anyway,’” Paisley recalls. “And she said okay.
“... Then the funny part was, people didn’t know if we were serious!” he adds. “They were texting her publicist if it was true, and they didn’t know either! It was a great way to do it.”
The 2015 CMA Awards are scheduled to air live from Nashville on Nov. 4 at 8PM ET on ABC.
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