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Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Prepare for Hosting CMA's

Updated: November 14, 2018 09:35 PM

NASHVILLE (AP) - Carrie Underwood will be working triple-duty at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards as co-host, performer and nominee. Underwood is pregnant with her second child. She says singing on the Country Music Association Awards will feel like she's got a basketball stuck where her lungs should be.

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She says it's weird singing while pregnant, but it's even more weird after giving birth, because she feels like her muscles disappeared. She says she's sure she can make it through one song.

Underwood will return as co-host for Wednesday's show alongside Brad Paisley. This will be their 11th time hosting the event.
    
The CMA Awards will also feature performances by Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha.
    
The show may also pay tribute to the 12 people who were killed at a Southern California country music bar last week. Paisley says the producers will figure out an appropriate way to honor the victims.

He says the CMAs are about musicians having a moment on TV that breaks their careers wide open. Paisley says he often doesn't remember who wins year to year.

The CMA Awards air Wednesday at 7 p.m. Central time on ABC and WDIO.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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