- After 11 years together, Brad Paisley will not be hosting the 2019 CMA Awards with Carrie Underwood.
- Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, and Carrie will take the reigns instead.
- Here's why Brad won't be leading the night.
With so many supporters on Brad’s side, there are a lot of people wondering: Why isn’t Brad hosting? It’s simple: This year, the CMAs are “celebrating legendary women” in the industry, as there has been a much-needed movement for more acknowledgement (and radio play) for female singers.
“It’s a tribute to legends, women of country music, [and] the current people, and we’re looking to the future, too,” Carrie said on Good Morning America of this year’s theme. “Looking forward, I want girls to be out watching this at home and seeing all of us on that stage and getting inspired.”
If you still need to get your Brad fix, you can catch him December 3 on his variety show, Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special. The ABC feature will include guests like Tim McGraw, his wife Kimberly Williams Paisley, and Hootie & the Blowfish. Carrie will also be stopping by, so it won’t be a totally Carry/Brad-less fall.
Brad will also be debuting a new TV show called Fish Out of Water, so there will be plenty of the upbeat country singer’s antics to go around. Though we’ll miss him at the CMAs, we can’t wait to see what Carrie, Dolly, and Reba bring to country’s big night!
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