After 11 years, Brad Paisley is finally leaving the CMA Awards stage.
He and Carrie Underwood have hosted the show together since 2008. And they did so year after year for the past 11 shows. But this year, Carrie Underwood will be sharing the hosting duties with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.
So the 53rd Annual CMA Awards will be celebrating all legendary women in country music throughout the ceremony when the show broadcasts live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on the ABC.
Between them, the three hosts hold 124 CMA Awards nominations and 22 total wins, 11 for female vocalist of the year.
And as a fan, Paisley admits that he cannot wait to see how well these three do on the big night.
As a fan of all 3 of these amazing women, I can’t wait to watch. https://t.co/IHuX1GnhQi
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) August 19, 2019
While Underwood hasn’t penned a personal post about the news yet, Parton and McEntire have shared their thoughts about the big announcement.
Let’s go girls! I’m so excited to be joining @carrieunderwood and @reba to celebrate the legendary women of country music as a guest host of this year’s #CMAawards on November 13 pic.twitter.com/XzR3Ah65vT
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) August 19, 2019
— Reba (@reba) August 19, 2019
The final nominees for this year’s show will be announced Aug. 28.