Brad Paisley Responds to CMA Host Change

Yesterday it was announced that Carrie Underwood will co-host the CMA Awards once again but without her long-time co-host Brad Paisley.

Instead she’ll team up with female legends Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.

Here’s the official word: “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.”

Both Reba and Dolly have hosted the CMAs before. Dolly was back in 1988, and Reba did it from 1990 to 1992. No word on how this will effect Reba’s gig hosting the ACMs though.

Brad Paisley responded to the change on Twitter saying


I’m looking forward to these women taking the stage I have to admit I will miss Brad and Carrie’s opening monologue.

The parody songs

and the jokes


one fan had a great suggestion though to have Brad still be involved

This needs to happen!