Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Credit ‘Army’ Behind CMA Awards
It takes an army to produce a live awards ceremony, and nobody knows that better than four-time CMA hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. The ‘Remind Me‘ duet partners offered fans an exclusive look at the making of the upcoming CMA Awards show, including raw footage of rehearsals from some of the night’s most anticipated performances. (Watch the video below.)
“There’s so much about it that’s a little miracle every time they pull off one of these awards shows,” says Brad, the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, who is once again nominated for the top prize.
Carrie also acknowledges their work is secondary to the meticulous planning others do to make sure the extravagant event goes off without a hitch. “There’s a lot of work that goes on in the background before we even get scripts,” says the Female Vocalist of the Year nominee. “It takes a million people to make a show like this happen.
Aside from their hosting duties, the talented twosome are nominated for their own awards as solo artists. Brad is tied with Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift for the most nominations this year (five apiece), with Brad’s nods including Entertainer of the Year and Album of the Year for ‘This Is Country Music.’ Carrie is up for the Female Vocalist of the Year trophy, an award she has taken home three times.
Who will win? Click here to read our winner predictions for country music’s biggest night. Tune in tomorrow (Nov. 9) at 8:00 PM ET on ABC to see if we got it right.