Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood dropped by ABC’s The View yesterday to talk about their upcoming CMA Awards hosting duties. Find out where “being responsible for a tiny human” falls on Underwood’s biggest fears list below.
CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee Miranda Lambert’s second single from her acclaimed album Platinum has gone from “Somethin’ Bad” to something Platinum in its own right as her smash duet with Carrie Underwood has now been officially certified as an RIAA Platinum Digital Single.
A Billboard Hot Country Songs #1 single, “Somethin’ Bad” has also garnered a pair of CMA Awards nominations this year, with Lambert and Underwood up for Music Video of the Year, as well as Musical Event of the Year.
Lambert’s Platinum album, featuring “Somethin’ Bad” and the chart-topping first single, “Automatic,” is available for sale here.
On Monday, Oct. 27, superstars Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, hosts of “The 48th Annual CMA Awards,” will make appearances on “The View” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” to promote Country Music’s Biggest Night™, which airs live Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
The duo, whose hosting skills have been praised year after year by fans and media, will bring their charm and comedic talents to both daytime and late night television audiences on Monday, Oct. 27. In the morning, they will visit with the cast of “The View” on the ABC Television Network (11:00 AM/ET) where Paisley will debut his current single “Perfect Storm” for the first time on national television and Underwood will discuss her upcoming album, Greatest Hits: Decade #1 in stores Dec. 9. “The View” is a live, one-hour daily talk show featuring moderators Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez, and Nicolle Wallace.
That evening, Underwood and Paisley will join Seth Meyers on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” airs weeknights on NBC at 12:35 AM/ET. Both appearances will be in support of “The 48th Annual CMA Awards.”
While in New York they will also tape interviews with “Access Hollywood” and participate in a national satellite media tour with top ABC affiliates. Additionally, Underwood and Paisley will be hosting the nationally syndicated “Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton” airing the weekend of Nov 1-2. Last week it was announced that Lon Helton won the 2014 CMA National Broadcast Personality of the Year, marking the seventh time he has earned that honor.
“The 48th Annual CMA Awards” will present genre-crossing duet performances by Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor who will perform with Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert respectively. “Pretty Little Liars” actress and DMG Nashville recording artist Lucy Hale will be joining the evening as a presenter live, Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.
Hosted for the seventh consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will also feature superstar performances by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Paisley, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Underwood, and Keith Urban.
Grande will be joining two-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town for an on-air collaboration. Within less than a year, Grande captured No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 twice—first with her Republic Records debut Yours Truly and also with its 2014 follow-up My Everything.
Trainor will team up with nine-time nominee and reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Lambert. This dynamic duo’s performance of Trainor’s “All About That Bass” is sure to be a must see moment. Singer/songwriter Trainor has written songs for such stars as Rascal Flatts before skyrocketing to success with her international hit “All About That Bass,” which has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the past six weeks.
While Hale made her mark early on as an actress, best known for her role on the hit ABC Family drama “Pretty Little Liars,” music was always her first love. The Memphis born and bred singer’s debut album, Road Between, was released by DMG Nashville on June 3 and features her brand new single, “Lie A Little Better.” Hale will also be performing on “CMA Country Christmas,” a two-hour special airing Monday, Dec. 1 (8:00-10:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Winners of “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting members of the Country Music Association. CMA Awards balloting is officiated by the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends Monday, Oct. 27 (5:00 PM/CT).
“The 48th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.
Yesterday, The American Music Awards nominees were announced on Good Morning America, and country music is making a splash in some all-genre categories including Luke Bryan taking a nod for Artist of the Year.
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Iggy Azalea
• Luke Bryan
• Imagine Dragons
• John Legend
• One Direction
• Katy Perry
• Pharrell Williams
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
• Eli Young Band
• Florida Georgia Line
• Lady Antebellum
FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
• Garth Brooks “Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences”
• Eric Church “The Outsiders”
• Brantley Gilbert “Just As I Am”
The AMAs are based ONLY on fan votes, so be sure to vote for all your favorite stars. Congrats to all of the nominees!
The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on ABC.