CMA Host Brad Paisley Practiced His Monologue Jokes on His Family: ‘My Kids Know It Better Than Me!’

Want a preview of Brad Paisley‘s CMAs digression before Wednesday’s show? Just ask one of his kids!

“If we knew where my children went to school, we could get a digression from a 5th category category since by a time a uncover rolls around, my oldest has told everybody in his class,” says Paisley, 45, who will cohosting a 51st Country Music Association Awards with Carrie Underwood for a tenth uninterrupted year.

The Nashville maestro says he’s been rehearsing his jokes during home for wife Kimberly, 46, and their dual sons, Huck, 10, and 8-year-old Jasper.

“One approach we learn it is to only do it around a house,” he adds. “I’ll be practicing a songs and parodies and stuff, so my kids know it improved than me!”

Paisley and Underwood, 34, non-stop adult to PEOPLE exclusively about their annual hosting gig and contend no theme is off-limits, including politics.


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“We only wish to make fun of things that are funny,” Underwood said. “I wish that people don’t take clips and things out of context — that’s a many frustrating part, we think. We have this eight-minute-long monologue, and we unequivocally do try to be in a middle. But people will collect out particular jokes and be like, ‘Can we trust they ripped on so-and-so?’ or ‘They did this on this person?’ But we do it to everybody! We try to be equal and make fun of humorous things.”

Indeed, “Humor is an critical aspect,” Paisley said. “It might be some-more critical than ever that we make some people giggle this year.”


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All jokes aside, Paisley reliable a awards will pay tribute to a lives mislaid following a tragedy during a Route 91 Harvest Festival in October, when a gunman killed 58 people and harmed 527 during a nation song festival, creation it the deadliest mass sharpened in U.S. history.

“It’s really critical to use this uncover as a car to uplift a village and a industry,” Paisley said. “The best thing we can do is acknowledge it, compensate a respects, and afterwards perform this song and use this song for what it’s best at, that is unifying and giving us fun and anticipating a light here.”

Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and Keith Urban scored a most nominations for a 2017 awards, where Reba McEntire and Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris and Niall Horan, Thomas Rhett and many some-more are set to perform.

The 51st CMA Awards will be hold at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. 8 during 8 p.m. ET. The uncover will atmosphere live on ABC.

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