10 years. That’s a decade! For Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley as they will be teaming up for the 10th time to co-host the upcoming 51st annual CMA Awards. The famous duo is no stranger to this star studded event. Together they have held the second longest reign in hosting the CMA’s, Besides Vince Gill having the longest run as a host, a 12 year run to be exact from 1992-2003.
The two have co-hosted since 2008 and each year they’ve thrown down a bigger show, gained a larger audience and funnier jokes. With the CMA’s coverage lasting three hours, it’s a lengthy show to watch. However the Country Music Association has not failed to draw in its viewers with artist such as Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves and Florida Georgia Line, the list is never-ending. The show has averaged a 2.9 rating among adults within the ages 18-49 and has a whopping 12.8 million viewers. So pour that glass of wine and join the millions of viewers watching that night.
I’m sure this is not the last we will see of the two co-hosting this annual event, as a result Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood both confirmed the event through social media:
“Well, it’s extremely flattering, and for me, I take it seriously, and doing a good job means a lot to me personally. Every year we have figured something else out that would make it better for the next year, so I think we’ve been able to improve on our performance each year,” said Paisley. “But simply, just the fact that the CMA asked us again, I am very flattered and honored. Carrie Underwood confirmed by saying, “So excited to return for the 10th year and host the #CMAawards!!!!” Underwood writes in a tweet. Paisley responded, “Me too.”
The Country Music association couldn’t help but also share their excitement for the return of Underwood and Paisley. They shared the news via social media Saturday morning (June 10th) for the 10th straight year in a row, sounds like a tradition in the making!
Be sure to tune in and watch the 51st annual CMA Awards as they will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 8-11 p.m. ET, on ABC.