Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to co-host the 51st Annual CMA Awards for the 10th consecutive year on November 8. The duo’s return was recently announced at the Artist of the Day panel during this year’s CMA Music Festival. Brad and Carrie’s decade-long run as hosts is second only to Vince Gill, who hosted the show for 12 years.
- A new highlight reel of Brad and Carrie’s best CMA Awards moments can be seen here.
Carrie Underwood will be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame as part of their Class of 2017. The Checotah native will be honored by her home state during an induction ceremony in Oklahoma City on November 16, which will be emceed by past Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees Vince Gill and Kristin Chenoweth. Underwood joins previously-inducted country stars such as Toby Keith, Reba, Blake Shelton and more.
- Carrie says, “I’ve always been proud to say I’m from Oklahoma. The people, culture, and environment molded me into the person I am today. It’s such an honor to be recognized among such great company by the Oklahoma Hall of Fame!”
- In addition to being honored at the formal induction ceremony, the 2017 Honorees will also have their portraits unveiled at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum, home of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.
On this day in 2008, Carrie Underwood was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Underwood was introduced by Garth Brooks and performed “Last Name,” “All-American Girl” and “Jesus, Take The Wheel”. Vince Gill provided backing vocals for “Jesus, Take The Wheel.”
Underwood was invited to the Opry by Randy Travis.
On this day in 1998, Faith Hill grabbed her sixth Billboard #1 single with “Let Me Let Go”. The song was released as her third single from her third album Faith. The song features background vocals by country artist Vince Gill.
The star power at the upcoming 50th Annual CMA Awards continues to grow with the addition of more legendary acts to the lineup. Joining the star-studded lineup are 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Charlie Daniels and Randy Travis; former Entertainer of the Year winners Ricky Skaggs and Roy Clark and former CMA Awards host Clint Black. The new wave of performers also includes Jason Aldean, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride and Dwight Yoakam, as well as multi-format performers Elle King and Pentatonix.
· These artists join previously announced performers Alabama, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Reba, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood.
· The 50th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 2 at 8:00-PM ET on ABC.
On this day in 2000, Vince Gill and Dolly Parton hosted a TV taping for the Grand Ole Opry’s 75th: A Celebration, at the Opry House. The special debuted on CBS on Thursday, November 23rd, later that year. The show also included performances by current Opry Members including Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Alan Jackson, and George Jones.
On this day in 1991, Vince Gill became the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry. That same year, Gill released his fourth studio album Pocket Full of Gold. The album reached #5 on the charts, and produced the singles “Pocket Full of Gold,” “Liza Jane,” “Look at Us” and “Take Your Memory with You.”