Carrie Underwood Tells Maren Morris What She Likes Most About Hosting the CMA Awards

Both women are up for ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ on Wednesday

The 2019 CMA Awards are a night dedicated to the legendary women of Country music. From the star-studded opening number to the trio of hosts, Country music’s biggest night will have a focus on the females and we can’t wait.

We now know what will be performed during the show, and it's going to be an amazing evening packed with collaborations, giant songs, and of course the most wonderful women in all of Country music. Here's what to expect.

The Opening Performance featuring Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Jennifer Nettles, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson - “Those Memories,” “You’re Looking at Country,” “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad,” “Delta Dawn,” “Redneck Woman,” “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue,” “Better Things To Do,” “Born To Fly,” “Independence Day”

P!nk and Chris Stapleton - “Love Me Anyway”

Miranda Lambert - “It All Comes Out In The Wash”

Reba McEntire - “Fancy”

Dan + Shay - “Speechless”

Old Dominion - “One Man Band”

Carrie Underwood - “Drinking Alone”

Luke Combs - “Beer Never Broke My Heart”

Kelsea Ballerini - “Homecoming Queen”

Brooks & Dunn and Brothers Osborne - “Hard Workin’ Man”

Maren Morris - “Girl”

Blake Shelton - “God’s Country”

Thomas Rhett - “Remember You Young”

Dolly Parton with For KING & COUNTRY - “God Only Knows” / “There was Jesus” / “Faith”

Keith Urban - “We Were”

Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, John Osborne, Joe Walsh and Chris Janson - “Me and Bobby McGee”

Eric Church - “Some Of It”

Garth Brooks with Blake Shelton - “Dive Bar”

This year Carrie Underwood will share hosting duties with two of the best to ever do it, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. Three Queens coming together to lead us through this celebration is more than we could ever ask for, as Carrie is joined by these icons on stage during her 11th time hosting the show.

The last time we caught up with Carrie Underwood she was with Maren Morris, telling her some of the highlights of hosting the show.

“A favorite part is kinda being in on the ground floor of stuff,” Carrie told Maren as the two talked about her time hosting the CMAs. “We know who’s performing what, we know things.”

“All the secrets,” Maren adds in the exclusive RADIO.COM clip above. “That’s a good answer.”

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Underwood also reveals that she likes all of the outfit changes during the show, and shares some of the hectic moments behind the scenes. “There’s lots of running,” she confesses. “I run a lot. Come off the stage and run to my dressing room real fast.”

“Your timing is so good,” Maren tells Carrie. “I would be so bad at that.”

Both Carrie Underwood and Maren Morris are nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2019 CMA Awards, happening on Wednesday November 13 at 8PM ET / 7PM CT on ABC. Be sure to check out our coverage hosted by Luke Combs, including the CMA Red Carpet Countdown one hour before the show starts, right here and on the RADIO.COM app.

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