Carrie Underwood Will Not Host CMA Awards in 2020

Carrie Underwood revealed in an Instagram post that she will not be returning to host the CMA Awards in 2020.

Underwood hosted this year’s show with Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. Before that, she shared the duties with Brad Paisley for 11 years. She praised all three of her colleagues in her post, while revealing that she has a busy year ahead.

“It’s hard to imagine topping what we have accomplished together, so I’ve decided that it’s time to pass the hosting torch (at least for now!) to others that will cherish it and honor it as much as I do,” she wrote in her post.

Underwood is a five-time winner of the Female Vocalist trophy (2006, 2007, 2008, 2016, 2018). She has also picked up the Horizon Award (2006) and Single of the Year (2007) for “Before He Cheats.” According to the CMA website, she has earned a career 34 CMA nominations, including one for 2019 Entertainer of the Year.

At the 2019 CMA Awards, Underwood joined in an all-star salute to women in country music and also performed her new single, “Drinking Alone.”

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