News

Brad Paisley plans comedy, country music at CMAs

Brad Paisley plans comedy, country music at CMAs

CMA HOSTS: Carrie Underwood with special guest Brad Paisley performs at LP Field on Sunday June 9, in Nashville Tennessee. The pair host the 2013 CMAs on Nov. 6. Photo: Associated Press/ John Davisson/Invision

NASHVILLE (AP) — Brad Paisley hopes you laugh as well as sing along to the Country Music Association Awards.

He says it’s a well-thought-out show and they put a lot of effort into the comedy as well as the performances.

He wants the opening monologue to be memorable, so that in a few years viewers will look back on that and know it was 2013 because of the things he poked fun at.

Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the awards for the sixth straight time.

Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves lead the nominations with six each.

The CMAs will air live from Nashville tonight on ABC.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

This week’s top sports shots

AP593592277173

A look at the biggest stories and best photography in sports this week.

in Sports

This weekend’s sports schedule

colin

A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

in National

Making headlines this week

AP109814289948

A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you might have missed.

in Sports

Orioles’ Davis banned 25 games for doping

orioles

First baseman Chris Davis was suspended 25 games for violating the league's drug prevention program.

in National

SUVs, smoke detectors among this week’s recalls

ford

Ford and Toyota are among the companies that have issued recalls this week.