Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley decided to get political at the start of the 51st Country Music Association Awards Wednesday night by mocking President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
The pair joked about the Association attempting to ban members of the media from asking about politics. It later apologized a rescinded the guidelines.
“Now, Brad, I don’t know if you’ve heard about this, but the CMA has given us some guidelines with specific topics to avoid. So, we can’t be doing any silly little songs because this year’s show is a politics free zone,” Underwood explained to her co-host. (RELATED: Michael Moore, Other Celebs Blame Trump For Charlottesville Riots)
“That’s not fair, so hold on we can’t do … ‘Well way down yonder on the Scarmucci,'” Paisley replied.
“No, no, no Scaramucci, Brad. No,” his co-host answered.
“Well, what about like, ‘Well she’s gone, gone gone. Gone, gone, gone. Oh, no she wrote a memoir, Hillary back,'” Paisley sang.
“So, that means no more ‘Hold Me Closer, Bernie Sanders,'” he added. “No ‘Harper Valley DNC’? Not even ‘Stand By Your Manfort’?”
“Definitely not,” Underwood replied. “I mean, clearly we can’t say or play anything, so I guess to present our first award of the night … What are you doing, Brad?”
“Oh, I’m definitely not doing this one,” her co-host answered.
The pair then launched into a version of Underwood’s hit “Before He Cheats.”
“Right now he’s probably in his PJs watching cable news,
Reaching for his cell phone.
Right now he’s probably asking Siri
How in the hell do you spell Pocahontas.”
“In the middle of the night
From the privacy of a gold-plated White House toilet seat
He writes little Bob Corker, NFL and covfefe
And it’s fun to watch it, that’s for sure,
Until little rocket man starts a nuclear war
And then maybe next time he’ll think before he tweets.”
“Yeah, we can’t do that one,” Underwood answered.
Later in the show, Paisley returned to the stage and commented on other song titles “CMA nixed.”
“Some other titles that the CMA nixed tonight were, ‘I’m So Indicted,’ the Alan Jackson classic ‘Papadopoulos,’ and then we had a entire medley of Huey Lewis and the Fake News, unfortunately we can’t do that.”