Carrie and Brad to host CMA Awards a 4th time

By the Associated Press | July 11, 2011 | 1:14 PM EDT

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2009 file photo, country singers Brad Paisley, left, and Carrie Underwood host the 43rd Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Paisley and Underwood are hosting the 45th annual CMA Awards live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Nov. 9. It is the fourth time the couple has hosted together. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, file)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will be back together again in November.

They've been picked to host the Country Music Association Awards for a fourth straight year. The 45th annual awards will be aired live Nov. 9 from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on ABC.

Paisley is the reigning CMA entertainer of the year. Paisley and Underwood have won 19 CMA awards between them.

As Paisley notes in a news release announcing their return, they've achieved a comic chemistry over the years with Underwood's class balancing "my non-class act. I'll try my best to not mess it up."

The CMA Awards are the most-watched country awards show. More than 16 million viewers tuned in last year.