Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have been at this since 2008. And as hosts of the CMA Awards again this year, on Nov. 2, they understand why the trophy is such a coveted one.

“If you’re an actor, you want to win an Oscar, and if you’re a country music artist, you want to win a CMA Award,” Paisley explained to Southern Living. “You can see the emotion in their acceptance speeches, and the audience recognizes it, too. This means something, and it has for 50 years.”

The CMA Awards will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, so Paisley said, “This is the year to show some class. I will be wearing a tuxedo.”

And he says he and Underwood trust each other, which is why they work so well together.

source : CMT