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Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley to host CMAs again

Co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood perform onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn. (Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

Co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood perform onstage at the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn. (Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are returning to host the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards for the tenth year in a row.

The singers’ return was confirmed by CMA representatives on social media on Saturday during the annual CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn.

“You heard it at #CMAfest first! @BradPaisley & @CarrieUnderwood are returning to host their 10th consecutive #CMAawards on Nov 8!” the official Twitter account wrote.

Paisley also told Billboard how thrilled he was to be asked back, saying, “Well, it’s extremely flattering, and for me, I take it seriously, and doing a good job means a lot to me personally. Every year we have figured something else out that would make it better for the next year, so I think we’ve been able to improve on our performance each year. But simply, just the fact that the CMA asked us again, I am very flattered and honoured.”

Underwood also shared the news on Twitter and wrote, “So excited to return for the 10th year and host the #CMAawards!!!!”

Underwood and Paisley have the second longest reign as CMA hosts following Vince Gill, who fronted it for 12 years until 2003.

The ceremony will take place on Nov. 8.