They’re Baaack! Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley Return to Host 52nd Annual CMA Awards


They’re baaack! That’s right, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are returning for an 11th consecutive year to host the 52nd Annual CMA Awards.

The duo began their hosting stint in 2008 and have returned every year since to deliver our favorite  opening monologues, played to music. Through the years, Brad and Carrie have poked fun at Taylor Swift, Obama, Trump and Faith Hill & Tim McGraw’s barbie dolls. You never know what you’re going to get from the dynamic duo.

In addition, Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay and Sugarland are set to reveal a few of the nominees for the 52nd Annual CMA Awards on “Good Morning America” Tuesday, Aug. 28.  The remainder of the nominees will be announced immediately following the broadcast on The announcement will take place live from Luke Bryan’s new restaurant, Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink, in Nashville.

Catch all the winners of “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” when it airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8/7 PM CT on ABC.

Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.

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