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Not only will country music fans be treated to performances by the reigning Male and Female Vocalists of the Year, Brad Paisely and Carrie Underwood at the Country Music Awards, the duo will also host "Country’s Biggest Night."

 

And both artists seem pumped up about their hosting duties, a first for both of them.

 

"I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to host the Awards show," says Brad, who is nominated for four awards this year.  "We’re going to have a good time – start to finish."

 

"I am so excited to host a show I grew up watching, and am so thrilled to spend this night with the fans and Brad," adds Carrie, nominated for two awards. "It’s going to be a party!"

 

The two artists toured together in 2006 and became good friends, reuniting last year to record the duet "Oh Love" for Brad’s album, 5th Gear.

 

Previously announced performers will include include Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban, with more performers to be announced soon.

 

Be sure to catch Carrie and Brad when the awards air on Nov. 12 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.

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