Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will co-host Thursday’s CMA Awards for the fifth straight year

Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Thompson Square and Toby Keith are among CMA Awards nominees with Oklahoma ties.

BY BRANDY MCDONNELL Published: October 31, 2012

For Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley is more than just her close friend and frequent duet partner. He’s like a big brother and her own personal Conway Twitty.

“We just work as a...

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