Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Return as CMA Awards Hosts

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to co-host the 51st Annual CMA Awards for the 10th consecutive year on November 8. The duo’s return was recently announced at the Artist of the Day panel during this year’s CMA Music Festival. Brad and Carrie’s decade-long run as hosts is second only to Vince Gill, who hosted the show for 12 years.


  • A new highlight reel of Brad and Carrie’s best CMA Awards moments can be seen here.

Carrie Underwood Heading to Oklahoma Hall of Fame

Carrie Underwood will be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame as part of their Class of 2017. The Checotah native will be honored by her home state during an induction ceremony in Oklahoma City on November 16, which will be emceed by past Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees Vince Gill and Kristin Chenoweth. Underwood joins previously-inducted country stars such as Toby Keith, Reba, Blake Shelton and more.


  • Carrie says, “I’ve always been proud to say I’m from Oklahoma. The people, culture, and environment molded me into the person I am today. It’s such an honor to be recognized among such great company by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame!”
  • In addition to being honored at the formal induction ceremony, the 2017 Honorees will also have their portraits unveiled at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

Nashville Predators Anthem – Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson is the latest music superstar to sing the National Anthem at the Nashville Predators playoff game last night (5/18) in downtown Nashville. Kelly follows an impressive list of country superstars that preceded her in singing the anthem for the Predators that includes Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Vince Gill. Check out Kelly slaying the National Anthem last night (5/18) here.


May 10th: On This Day

On this day in 2008, Carrie Underwood was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Underwood was introduced by Garth Brooks and performed “Last Name,” “All-American Girl” and “Jesus, Take The Wheel”. Vince Gill provided backing vocals for “Jesus, Take The Wheel.”

Underwood was invited to the Opry by Randy Travis.

Country Stars Gather at Preds Game in Nashville

Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena was packed with country stars on Tuesday night (5/2) as the Predators took on the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series. After the Preds won the game to take a 3-1 lead in the series, a handful of country stars took to social media to show their support for the team. Carrie Underwood shared a video of her singinDJ Khaled’s “All I Do Is Win” to mark her team’s 2-1 victory over the Blues, while Rascal Flatts Joe Don Rooney posted a picture of him and golfer Brandt Snedeker hanging out at the game with the Ryder Cup Trophy.


·         Rooney also thanked Underwood’s husband Mike Fisher for providing him with tickets to the game.

·         Sneds and the Ryder Cup Trophy also made the rounds to Vince Gill, who sang the national anthem ahead of the game with his daughters, Jenny and Corrina.


More Legendary Performers Added To CMA Awards

The star power at the upcoming 50th Annual CMA Awards continues to grow with the addition of more legendary acts to the lineup.  Joining the star-studded lineup are 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Charlie Daniels and Randy Travis; former Entertainer of the Year winners Ricky Skaggs and Roy Clark and former CMA Awards host Clint Black. The new wave of performers also includes Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride and Dwight Yoakam, as well as multi-format performers Elle King and Pentatonix.


·       These artists join previously announced performers Alabama, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Reba, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood.

·       The 50th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 2 at 8:00-PM ET on ABC.

October 25th: On This Day

On this day in 2000, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton hosted a TV taping for the Grand Ole Opry’s 75th: A Celebration, at the Opry House. The special debuted on CBS on Thursday, November 23rd, later that year. The show also included performances by current Opry Members including Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, and George Jones.

All For The Hall Benefit Held In Los Angeles

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted its ninth All for the Hall benefit concert on Tuesday night (9/27) in Los Angeles. The event featured an all-star lineup that included Vince Gill, Kacey Musgraves, Chris Stapleton, James Taylor and Joe Walsh, with a group of sixth graders from L.A.’s Dorris Place Elementary School also on hand to give a special performance. After Tuesday night’s benefit, the 2016 All for the Hall events in Nashville and Los Angeles have now netted more than $900,000 for the Museum’s educational programs.



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