Carrie Underwood has hosted her last CMA Awards (for now). The singer announced on social media that after 12 years she is giving up the gig.
“One of the highlights of 2019 and of my entire career so far was being on stage with the legends that are Reba and Dolly Parton,” Carrie shared on Instagram. “I’m so proud that we could celebrate the incredible female artists that are part of the legacy of country music, past, present and future, and I’m thankful for the huge audiences all over the world that tuned in to see it.”
She adds, “It’s hard to believe that it was my 12th year hosting and I will always treasure every show,” noting, “It’s hard to imagine topping what we have accomplished together, so I’ve decided that it’s time to pass the hosting torch (at least for now!) to others that will cherish it and honor it as much as I do.”
Finally, Carrie, who hosted the show for 11 years with Brad Paisley ahead of he 2019 show, shares, “I’ve got so many exciting things coming in the new year and beyond, and I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for all of us.”