A new decade brings a new host.
Carrie Underwood has announced that she won’t be back as host of the CMA Awards in 2020.
The country music star first hosted the show in 2008, and has served as its host for the past 12 years. For the first 11 years she shared the reins with Brad Paisley and after Paisley stepped down from his hosting duties, she shared duties with Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire.
Underwood took to Instagram to announce that she is stepping down from her hosting duties.
“One of the highlights of 2019 and of my entire career so far was being on stage with the legends that are Reba and Dolly Parton,” Underwood said in her post. “I’m so proud that we could celebrate the incredible female artists that are part of the legacy of country music, past, present and future, and I’m thankful for the huge audiences all over the world that tuned in to see it.
“It’s hard to believe that it was my 12th year hosting and I will always treasure every show, from the 11 that I was so lucky to do with my partner in crime and friend for life, Brad Paisley, to sharing the stage with two of my all-time heroes. I’m so incredibly grateful to everyone involved with the CMA Awards all these years.”
Check out her announcement below.