They're back together again!
Veterans Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley reclaimed their posts as co-hosts for the CMA Awards tonight, and kicked off the big night with some memorable one-liners, announcements and jokes.
After enjoying a performance by Kenny Chesney and duet by Miranda Lambert and Meghan Trainor, the dynamic duo took the stage and got the show rolling.
They began with a (jokingly) tearful tribute to George Strait, who won Entertainer of the Year at the CMAs last year and then announced his retirement. "George, wherever you are tonight, this song's for you," Paisley said. As the pair began singing their tune for the country-crooning pal, Carrie spotted him in the audience and kept hinting at Brad that he's back.