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Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Return to Host 2011 CMA Awards

Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood
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Fans have been hopeful as they awaited the news as to which country superstars would be hosting the 2011 CMA Awards in November. Today, the CMA has announced the return of Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood via the organization’s Facebook page.

The 45th annual awards, tagged as “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” will be the fourth time Paisley and Underwood have taken over hosting duties.

“We couldn’t ask for better hosts than Carrie and Brad,” says Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer, in a statement. “They have the unique qualities of humor, talent, credibility and natural rapport that makes them a hit with the fans and the industry audience. The CMA Awards are in great hands with Brad and Carrie at the podium.”

“Hosting the CMA Awards the past three years has been an incredible experience — I love it,” says Underwood. “I’m so honored to be asked back with my friend, Brad. The creative process of getting ready for the show is a blast, and I look forward to sharing Country Music’s Biggest Night with all the fans!”

“It’s hard to believe this will be our fourth year to host the CMA Awards,” adds Paisley, the reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year. “It’s such an honor to be invited back. I love working with Carrie. She’s a class act and a complete balance to my non-class act. I’ll try my best to not mess it up.”

The 2011 CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 9 at 8:00PM ET on ABC.

Watch Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley’s 2010 CMA Awards Intro

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