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Brad Paisley Speaks out About Not Hosting the CMA Awards This Year

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley is speaking out about not hosting the CMA Awards with Carrie Underwood for the first time in over a decade.

Paisley and Underwood have been hosting the award show together every year since 2008, but this year he will not be returning.

The news was announced on Monday that Underwood will be joined by Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.

“It’s an incredible honor to welcome Carrie, Reba and Dolly to the CMA Awards stage this year,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, in a statement. “In addition to awarding the year’s best and brightest in the genre, ‘The 53rd Annual CMA Awards’ will celebrate the legacy of women within Country Music, and we couldn’t think of a more dynamic group of women to host the show.”

Carrie Underwood to Host CMA Awards With Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton

Paisley took to Twitter on Monday to show support for the women. “As a fan of all 3 of these amazing women, I can’t wait to watch,” he wrote.

Nominees will be revealed Aug. 28 on Good Morning America. The CMA Awards will return to Nashville on Nov. 13 on ABC.