The CMA Awards are Shaking Things Up

Carrie Underwood returns but not with Brad Paisley at her side.

August 19, 2019

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The CMA Awards are shaking things up. Longtime awards show host Carrie Underwood will return but without Brad Paisley. Instead, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton will act as guest co-hosts.

The CMA's decision to have Underwood, McEntire and Parton co-host their 2019 awards ceremony comes at a time when the celebration of country music's legendary female figures is needed. I personally love all of these women but I still think Brad could've helped celebrate female artists alongside them as well. That's just my opinion, of course! 


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