After 12 years, Carrie Underwood has decided to step away from co-hosting country music’s biggest night…
Underwood took to social media last night to reflect on her 2019 and drop the bomb that she is passing the CMA Award torch.
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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. 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. It’s hard to believe that it was my 12th year hosting and I will always treasure every show, from the 11 that I was so lucky to do with my partner in crime and friend for life, Brad Paisley, to sharing the stage with two of my all-time heroes. I’m so incredibly grateful to everyone involved with the CMA Awards all these years. 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. 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. #blessed #MemorableMoments
Not going to lie, I would have bet a lot of money on Brad and Carrie reuniting for the 2020 CMA Awards. Good thing I’m not a betting man.
There is no reason given as to the 36 year-old Underwood’s decision to step aside. In the last couple years, Underwood has been public about her wish to have a larger family, whether that is naturally or thru the adoption process.
Maybe she just wants to kick back, watch the awards while:
Now the speculation begins as to who will own the stage next year…