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Brad Paisley Promises Presidential CMA Awards: The Ram Report

Characters battling for the White House will be the butt of a few jokes at the November 4th show, promises its host

Brad Paisley’s appreciation for the newsmakers of 2015 is the subject of today’s Ram Report.

The eight-time CMA Awards co-host told Rolling Stone Country and other reporters backstage at this week’s All for the Hall event in New York that writing jokes for last year’s awards broadcast was a bit difficult. After all, the biggest news to draw from was dark stuff — namely Ebola and ISIS, he lamented. But this year, the nightly news has almost dipped into comedic territory, giving the CMA script writers some easy material.

“This election has been just amazing. They give us soundbites — we can’t keep up,” he told us. “And God bless. . .  I guess that’s that wrong thing to say, but God bless the Ashley Madison website hack, for many reasons.”

And if anyone can make fun of a cheating website, it’s country musicians, of course — which fellow All for the Hall performer Emmylou Harris was quick to point out.

The CMA Awards, co-hosted by Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will air live from Nashville on ABC. Tune in November 4th at 8:00 p.m. ET.


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