Preparing For The 2019 CMAs
Country superstar Carrie Underwood is co-hosting the CMAs for the 12th consecutive year on November 13th, and in order to promote her appearance, she stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to pull a hilarious prank on some Nashville shoppers.
Underwood hid in the back of the Tennessee boot shop and with a hidden camera and a mic hooked up to the PA system, she sang... very specific songs at browsing customers to see if they were really paying attention. To a group of three women shopping, she sang a modified version of her hit "Before He Cheats."
"Right now, we got three ladies who wanna buy some cute boots to go line dancing. Right now, one lady has purple hair. She's the punk rock one, gonna get some boots now.
These girls are coming from Virginia. Virginia is for lovers, lovers of boots. This lady is laughing because she knows that I'm singing 'bout her and her boots."
Underwood eventually revealed herself to the thrilled women.
The Best Kind Of Prank
While some pranks can teeter on the edge of meanness, Underwood's was only in the spirit of fun. Another customer, a man named John, was asked by Underwood to dance for a free pair of boots.
"If you do a dance for me. You're gonna get those cowboy boots for free. So start moving and shake your derrière. Dance again and don't you stop. In your cute blue sweater top. I promise those boots will be on me."
Obviously, John shook his thing to the best of his abilities. Another customer got a custom version of "These Boots Were Made For Walking" full of facts about ostriches.
Hitting The Hosting Stage With Legends
Underwood will be co-hosting the CMAs alongside country legends Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. Truly, is there more star power than this trio?
Underwood told Universal Music Nashville that she can't wait to share the stage with these iconic performers.
"It does not get bigger than that or better than that. I feel like the three of us love what we do so much, and we love country music, and it means something, I feel like, to have us up there on that stage kind of driving the bus for the evening and setting the tone."
A Honor Sbe Takes Seriously
This may be Underwood's 12th time taking the hosting stage, but she still takes the job as seriously as she did the first time. She explained to Universal Music Nashville that she was "very pleased and happy and excited" that this show was so heavily focused on women in the industry.
"e just want to be respectful of our genre and of this awards show, because it’s so important to us, and shine a light on what I think is the backbone of country music, and that’s the females that have come before all of us and will come in the future."
Catch the CMAs on Nov. 13 on ABC at 8:00 p.m. EST.