"Carrie and Brad have done a tremendous job hosting and we are very happy to have them back again this year," said Steve Moore, the CMA's chief executive officer. "They have developed a natural rhythm and have a great rapport with the audience — both in the house and our fans watching at home. They each have a great sense of humor and timing, which are two essential ingredients for hosting a live awards broadcast."
Paisley has won 13 CMAs, while co-host Underwood has five, including three consecutive wins for female vocalist, a title Taylor Swift nabbed last year.
"The CMA awards are in Nashville, the home of country music," said Underwood. "It's great to come here and celebrate that every year."
The 44th annual CMAs will air Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8/7c on ABC.