Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the reigning CMA male and female vocalists of the year,will host the Country Music Association Awards on Nov. 12. The awards will be held at “the mother ship”, Nashville’s Sommet Center. ABC will air the show live beginning at 7 p.m. CMA boss Tammy Genovese said,

“In addition to their musical talent, Brad’s quick wit and Carrie’s gracefulness will serve them well in this role. CMA is happy to offer both of them their first opportunity to host a nationally televised network awards show. “

Brad and Carrie will perform on the show, as will Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. Don’t look for newly countryfied Jessica Simpson to perform! If arch-enemy Carrie can’t maintain her “gracefulness” and takes a swipe at her from the stage it would be MUST SEE TV!

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