Watch out! Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley opened the 2014 Country Music Association Awards with a bang on Wednesday, Nov. 5, when they took their stage time to poke fun at just about everyone and everything.
No one was exempt, including the pair's colleagues and the country's political heavyweights.
Pregnant Underwood, 31, hosted the star-studded awards show with "River Bank" singer Paisley, 42. The two country crooners started the ceremony on a high note, cracking up the audience with their quick jokes and musical interludes.
Paisley began by taking ownership for Underwood's growing stomach, telling the audience of country enthusiasts that he and the American Idol alum were pregnant together. He finally acquiesced, as the "See You Again" performer is expecting her first child with husband Mike Fisher.
Paisley later returned his attention to Underwood's baby bump, however, as he grilled her about whether she would be welcoming a boy or a girl. The blonde beauty, who announced her pregnancy this past September, whispered it in her co-hosts ear, only to have him let the cat out of the bag a few moments later when he suggested the name Garth for a little boy. Underwood quickly shot back "Just kidding!" so no official word yet as to whether she will be the mother to a son or a daughter.
When the singers weren't discussing Underwood's pregnancy, they turned the heat on other famous faces. They put a topical spin on Dolly Parton's famed 1970s track "Jolene," crooning about the Ebola crisis in a reinvented "Quarantine" song. Referencing nurse Kaci Hickox, they sang, "What part of stay inside / don't you understand."
Underwood and Paisley also jibed Tuesday, Nov. 4's midterm election results and President Obama, who they said doesn't care about a very serious issue that they're facing.
It's "Post-Partum Taylor Swift Disorder," the duo explained, referencing Swift's recent departure from country music with her pop-filled 1989 album. Paisley joked that he hopped the fence of the White House and asked President Obama directly if he cared about PPTSD, to which he simply responded, "No."
Swift's pop reinvention even inspired a song from Underwood and Paisley, as they sang, "Who's gonna fill her shoes / who's gonna stand that tall / Who's gonna be country and poppy and sing a song called Tim McGraw… New York's gain is Nashville's loss / Country music is just gonna have to shake it off."
Lest Swift take the jokes poorly, the pair added, "If you ever want to come back, there's a seat for you!"
One star whom they made no mistake of teasing was Oscar winner Renée Zellweger. Underwood and Paisley nodded to the actress' talked-about makeover, saying they wouldn't even know if she was at the CMAs, as she is a "master of disguise."
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