Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood teamed up for the eighth year in a row to host the 2015 Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday.

CMA Awards Jokes

Of all of the jokes, songs and gags that the dynamic country duo performed together on the CMA Awards show stage, there were nine that stood out. From the Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert split to Ebola and Ashley Madison, Paisley and Underwood spared nothing and no one.

Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Split: Talking about the summer of splits, Paisley and Underwood named a few famous erstwhile pairs and then added that there was “the one that really rocked our world.” What couple split was that? Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog. Paisley then added, “On a completely unrelated topic, ‘Howdy, Blake.'”

Ashley Madison: Shelton also got called out during a joke about cheating website Ashley Madison. “Have you heard that duet that Blake did with Ashley Madison?” quipped Paisley before Underwood chimed in, saying, “No, no, no, that was Ashley Monroe.”

Luke Bryan: Luke Bryan, who won Entertainer of the Year, was subjected to a crack about his dance movies. “Twerking is a medical term, Carrie,” Paisley said. Underwood corrected him: “No, no. Twerking is… well, have you ever been to a Luke Bryan concert?”

Garth Brooks: A joke at Garth Brooks’ expense doubled as a compliment for his fragrance line. “You smell amazing!” Underwood told Paisley. “It’s fantastic. It’s intoxicating.” Paisley responded, “Thank you. I’m wearing McGraw.”

Justin Timberlake: Justin Timberlake performed “Drink You Away” at the CMAs – but Paisley was hoping for a different number. “I hope he does my favorite song. It’s a Christmas song about a beautifully wrapped package . What’s the name of it? I can’t put my finger on it. Or can I?” quipped Paisley, referring to “D–k In A Box.”

Ariana Grande: Ariana Grande has had some bad press this year, leading Underwood to ask Paisley, “Are you a fan of Ariana Grande’s?” His reply? “No I don’t drink coffee.”

Taylor Swift: Underwood and Paisley also commented on Taylor Swift‘s continued absence from country music. “So I’m just gonna say it, President Obama does not care about Postpartum Taylor Swift Disorder,” said Paisley.

Ebola:  To the tune of “Jolene,” Underwood and Paisley sang, “Quarantine, quarantine, quarantine. Don’t ride your bike, please don’t infect my man,” a reference to the Maine nurse who’d refused to be quarantined during the Ebola scare.

Crazy 2015: Summing up the year at large, the pair did a parody of the Patsy Cline hit “Crazy”  that had references to man-buns, McDonald’s all-day breakfast, Donald Trump‘s candidacy for president and more.


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