Carrie Underwood, who rose to fame after winning “American Idol” in 2005, reigns as a great influencer and icon in country music.
This November, Underwood and fellow country music star Brad Paisley will host the 51st annual Country Music Association Awards for the 10th year in a row. The duo holds the second longest hosting streak for the awards, behind Vince Gill’s stretch from 1992-2003.
“You know, when [the CMA] first asked, it was pretty late. I think it was in August, as I remember, so my first thought was that someone must have turned them down. But seriously, I believe that show producer Robert Deaton had the original vision that we’d be good together,” Underwood told E!News.
Underwood’s humor might be what brings her back every year as a host, but she has had her share of success at the CMA Awards over the years as well. She has won Female Vocalist of the Year for the fourth time in 2016.
Here are some of her finest moments hosting the Country Music Association Awards.