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Carrie Underwood Steps Down As CMA Awards Host

Carrie Underwood has determined to step away from internet hosting the CMA Awards, the award-winning singer introduced Monday on social media.

After internet hosting for 12 years, Underwood stated on Instagram “it’s time to cross the internet hosting torch.” Throughout her time with the present, she most frequently emceed with Brad Paisley. Though this previous November, she hosted with Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton as a part of a celebration of feminine artists.

“One of many highlights of 2019 and of my whole profession up to now was being on stage with the legends which can be Reba and Dolly Parton,” Underwood stated in her submit. “I’m so proud that we might have a good time the unimaginable feminine artists which can be a part of the legacy of nation music, previous, current and future, and I’m grateful for the massive audiences all around the world that tuned in to see it.”

She went on to thank Paisley for sharing the stage together with her.

“It’s onerous to imagine that it was my 12th yr internet hosting and I’ll at all times treasure each present, from the 11 that I used to be so fortunate to do with my associate in crime and pal for all times, Brad Paisley, to sharing the stage with two of my all-time heroes,” she stated. “I’m so extremely grateful to everybody concerned with the CMA Awards all these years. It’s onerous to think about topping what we’ve completed collectively, so I’ve determined that it’s time to cross the internet hosting torch (a minimum of for now!) to others that can cherish it and honor it as a lot as I do. I’ve received so many thrilling issues coming within the new yr and past, and I can’t wait to see what the longer term has in retailer for all of us.”

The CMAs responded on Twitter by thanking Underwood for “12 superb years.”

“We love you, Carrie! You’ll at all times be household to us. Thanks for 12 superb years internet hosting the #CMAawards,” the present tweeted. “We look ahead to working with you in 2020 and past to assist unfold Nation Music to followers around the globe!”

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