Leaving their significant others at home, Carrie Underwood and Kellie Pickler were each other’s date at the 44th Annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee today (November 10).
Carrie (in Talbot Runhof) is co-hosting the show, and Kellie, who was waving her engagement ring around happily, is a presenter.
For her part, Carrie says she is looking forward to hosting tonight’s star-studded show.
The country star was asked on Ryan Seacrest‘s KIIS-FM radio show yesterday if she had any nerves ahead of the big event, which she will front for a third time alongside Brad Paisley.
“This is our third year hosting and I feel like we’ve got the hang of it and we just go out there and try to have fun,” she replied. “There will definitely be monologues and all that good stuff. We try to keep certain things running throughout the show. The biggest, most nerve-wracking part is getting in those meetings beforehand. Once you get going it’s really not that bad but there is a lot of prep work.”
The Cowboy Casanova singer also revealed that she will be performing Mama’s Song at the event, saying: “[My mom] cried when she first heard it and being able to be in the video… She absolutely loves coming and shooting things and she’ll be at the CMAs so I will get to sing to her.”
Carrie – nominated for two trophies including Female Vocalist of the Year – will also perform the opening number with Brad and Keith Urban.