Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley to Host CMA Awards

By Michael Preston
|  Friday, Aug 27, 2010  |  Updated 4:00 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 12: Musician Brad Paisley and singer Carrie Underwood appear on stage during the 42nd Annual CMA Awards at the Sommet Center on November 12, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

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The third time's the charm for two of country music's biggest stars.

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are set to host the Country Music Association Awards for the third year in a row, reports the Associated Press.

By now, the pair have developed a natural rhythm developed over their years anchoring the event, making it easy to prepare.

"I do feel like we do have our own roles that we fall into and compliment each other," said Underwood.

"At this point three years later, we have each other pretty well figured out, so I think it will go really smooth," Paisley said.

Paisley said that Underwood's recent marriage to NHL star Mike Fisher won't be off limits when it comes to jokes, though.

"We have to bring it up," he said. "It was big news in country music, so if it is that, it is fair game, as well as Nashville or current events. It's worth talking about anything like that that people will relate to."

Underwood's multiple wardrobe changes won't be off limits either.

"I can't change anymore than I did last year," said Underwood, who changed more than 10 times. "I don't think that's a physical possibility, so I'm not going to try to outdo the costumes."

So maybe it's Paisley's turn to change his outfits this year?

"I think that would be awesome," said Underwood. "I'm going to stay in the same thing all night. I'm going to show up in my pajamas, and you're going to do your thing."

The 44th annual edition of the show will air live on ABC November 10. The nominees will be announced August 31 and September 1.

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