Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley Returning to Host 2013 CMA Awards

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    Hosts Brad Paisley, left, and Carrie Underwood perform an opening number onstage at the 46th Annual Country Music Awards on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn.

    Why get rid of a good thing?

    At least, that seemed to be the thinking process of the Country Music Association when it came to choosing the cohosts for the 2013 CMA Awards.

    Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will return to take on the duty of hosting "Country's Biggest Night" for the sixth year in a row.

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    The news of the popular and entertaining duo taking on the role of cohosts yet again was announced during CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock last night on ABC.

    "Carrie and Brad are the consummate hosts," said Ed Hardy, President of the CMA Board of Directors. "They have the respect of our industry, artistic credibility, critical acclaim, and a quick-witted, genuine rapport that makes them popular with our audience and the viewers at home. We are delighted to have them back as hosts for the sixth year."

    The 47th Annual CMA Awards will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. 6 on ABC.

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