Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley talk hosting CMA Awards (Video)
The sixth time is the charm for Country Music Association (CMA) Awards hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.
The country duo, who has co-hosted the annual awards ceremony since 2008, will host "country music's biggest night" in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Bridgestone Arena. The ceremony will air live on ABC on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. EST (check local listings).
Underwood and Paisley sat down with OTRC.com recently to discuss their hosting duties, the show's elaborate set pieces, multiple wardrobe changes and running into each other at the supermarket.
Check out five highlights from Underwood and Paisley's interview with OTRC.com below and watch the full interviews above.
1. Underwood is excited to see Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) take the CMA stage.
"There's a lot of new acts that have really kind of burst onto the scene and are doing really wonderfully," Underwood told OTRC. "So many people outside of country music have such great respect for country music that it's definitely surprising to see them there, but then it's like, 'Oh, I'm not surprised, of course Dave Grohl wants to come.' Of course we want him there!"
2. Underwood will not be making multiple wardrobe changes this year.
"I don't know if I'm going to be allowed to change my clothes so much this year, but I will try," Underwood teased. "It's just a reworking of the show and our responsibilities as hosts and what not. Trust me I would change clothes approximately every three minutes if I could."
3. Paisley and Underwood have run into each other at the supermarket in Nashville.
"We're the most normal people. I've been at the grocery store before and ran into Brad, buying groceries," Underwood said. "It's that kind of town and we're that kind of people. We're pretty much family oriented. It's a nice place to be and it's a nice group of people to be in."
4. Paisley is mesmerized by the CMA performers and their elaborate set pieces.
"It is a miracle that it happens, I just don't understand how they do it," Paisley said. "All these different sets are wheeled on and off for one song, and then they're dismantled."
"Some of them are massive, huge candle displays and they'll like, strike it, and throw it in a pile, and I don't know where it goes," he added. "Then they wheel out something else that's like towers and a castle, and then Taylor Swift swoops down on a rope. I don't know. It's just crazy they can make all that happen in a three hours show."
5. The CMAs are honoring Kenny Rogers for his lifetime achievement in country music.
"Kenny Rogers is going to be honored, so Jennifer Nettles, Darius Rucker and Rascal Flatts are going to be doing that."
Reporting by George Pennacchio of KABC Television, which produces the nationally syndicated entertainment show "On The Red Carpet" (check for local TV listings).