CMA Awards Co-Hosts Brad and Carrie Enjoy Poking Fun at Tim and Faith

Image Courtesy CMABrad Paisley and Carrie Underwood stopped by NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers Monday to plug the upcoming 48th Annual CMA Awards.

As you know, Brad and Carrie will be hosting the show for the seventh year in a row, and they revealed during their chat with Meyers that Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are the country artists the co-hosts most like poking fun at.

“Tim and Faith are great. We've picked on them a bunch," said Brad.

Brad said the couple made themselves easy targets for jokes after they put out their own Barbie dolls a few years ago. “That was the biggest gift we've ever been given,” declared Brad.

Carrie is known for changing her outfit numerous times while hosting the awards show, but it will be more challenging this year because she’s pregnant.

Carrie admitted to Meyers, “I definitely have like outfit ADD, I think, and I can't stay in the same one.”  As for the challenge her pregnancy will present when it comes to outfit changes, Carrie said, “We're figuring that out within the next couple of days.”

The 48th Annual CMA Awards will air November 5 on ABC.

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Nashville Notes

Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockRandy Houser and Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry have joined the lineup for the annual Tootsie's Birthday Bash celebrating the 54th anniversary of Nashville honky-tonk, Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. The free event takes place November 12 on Nashville's Lower Broadway.

Chris Young appears in a new series of TV commercials for Kidde Fire Safety's Worry-Free smoke and carbon monoxide. Look for the clips to air on select ABC affiliates in the days leading up to the 48th Annual CMA Awards on November 5.

Carrie Underwood revealed her baby is due in spring 2015 during an appearance on ABC's The View Monday morning. She sat down with the show's hosts and Brad Paisley to promote the 48th Annual CMA Awards coming up November 5 on ABC.

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Darius Rucker Enlists His Kids to Sing on His New Christmas Album, Out Now

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleDarius Rucker's first-ever Christmas album, Home for the Holidays, is out this week featuring some very special guests on "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch." Darius invited his kids into the studio to help him out on the holiday classic, and they were very excited to be included in the project.

Darius says, "They were in the studio, and every time they’d get it right, I’d go, 'You guys, that was great.' My son [Jack] would do the fist pump, "Yes!" He was so excited."

Of course, Darius is more than happy to show off his offspring's talent.

"I beam with pride. I love my kids, and they’re awesome human beings, and just proud to have them. Proud to have them on my record and proud to call them my kids."

Home for the Holidays also features Darius's collaboration with Sheryl Crow on "Baby, It's Cold Outside" as well as the original songs "Candy Cane Christmas" and "What God Wants for Christmas."

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Cast of “Nashville” Teams Up with Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus for New Christmas Album

Image Courtesy Bob D'Amica/ABCThe cast of Nashville is getting in the Christmas spirit with a new holiday album, Christmas with Nashville, coming out November 4. Rascal Flatts bassist Jay DeMarcus, who made a cameo on Nashville last season, produced the album. It features Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor singing "Santa Baby" and Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne singing "Blue Christmas."  Will Chase's Luke Wheeler and Connie Britton's Rayna Jaymes are also featured on a duet of "Baby, It's Cold Outside."

Heading up this project was a real treat for Jay DeMarcus.

"I was blown away by the consistent talent level of each actor as they came into the studio," Jay tells Rolling Stone Country. "I realized immediately that I was working with gifted singers, as well. They are so meticulous about their craft of acting, and they were just as meticulous about making sure the music was right."

Here's the full track list for Christmas with Nashville:

"Santa Baby" -- Clare Bowen
"Blue Christmas" -- Charles Esten
"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" -- Jonathan Jackson
"White Christmas" -- Hayden Panettiere
"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" -- Connie Britton
"River" -- Sam Palladio
"Baby's, It's Cole Outside" -- Connie Britton and Will Chase
"Merry Christmas, Baby" -- Aubrey Peeples
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" -- Chaley Rose
"Christmas Coming Home" -- Lennon & Maisy
"Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem" -- Will Chase
"Celebrate Me Home" -- Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson

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Cast of “Nashville” Teams Up with Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus for New Christmas Album

Image Courtesy Bob D'Amica/ABCThe cast of Nashville is getting in the Christmas spirit with a new holiday album, Christmas with Nashville, coming out November 4. Rascal Flatts bassist Jay DeMarcus, who made a cameo on Nashville last season, produced the album. It features Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor singing "Santa Baby" and Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne singing "Blue Christmas."  Will Chase's Luke Wheeler and Connie Britton's Rayna Jaymes are also featured on a duet of "Baby, It's Cold Outside."

Heading up this project was a real treat for Jay DeMarcus.

"I was blown away by the consistent talent level of each actor as they came into the studio," Jay tells Rolling Stone Country. "I realized immediately that I was working with gifted singers, as well. They are so meticulous about their craft of acting, and they were just as meticulous about making sure the music was right."

Here's the full track list for Christmas with Nashville:

"Santa Baby" -- Clare Bowen
"Blue Christmas" -- Charles Esten
"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" -- Jonathan Jackson
"White Christmas" -- Hayden Panettiere
"You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" -- Connie Britton
"River" -- Sam Palladio
"Baby's, It's Cole Outside" -- Connie Britton and Will Chase
"Merry Christmas, Baby" -- Aubrey Peeples
"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" -- Chaley Rose
"Christmas Coming Home" -- Lennon & Maisy
"Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem" -- Will Chase
"Celebrate Me Home" -- Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson

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