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!
It’s about damn time, too- she’s only 7 months pregnant! Nicole attended last night’s Academy of Country Music awards in Las Vegas with hubby Keith Urban. This is possibly the most awkward looking red carpet photo ever, with both of them pulling her dress back so the ‘lil lump of love would show. Nic is definitely no Angelina Jolie! Keith was nominated for ACMA entertainer of the year, but lost to Kenny Chesney in Kenny’s 4th win. Kenny’s been on a roll, so I doubt Keith was surprised.
Kenny, brainiac that he is, (trust me) immediately dissed the system that the ACMA’s used this year which incorporated fan votes on the net. WTF?! Little dude, take your statue and move on. We know Garth Brooks didn’t win that way, because his music is older than the internet! Besides, we all know the ACMA’s are the cheesy pretenders to the CMA throne. Just put on a hawaiian shirt and get a margarita, K?
UPDATE! According to yahoo news, Kenny Chesney’s a bit of a hypocrite for dissing the ACMA’s internet voting for Entertainer of the Year last night. Apparantly, Kenny’s MySpace still had a large banner Monday urging fans to “bring it home for KC,” with links to the academy’s online voting page! Chesney’s Myspace also included a May 1 post urging fans to vote! Like I said…BRAINIAC. Oh, the Chesney stories I could tell! But I wont. Unless you get me REALLY sauced!