It’s hard to believe the election is less than a week away, especially when Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley remind us just how long this presidential process has been.
During their opening monologue at the 50th annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, the show’s hosts poked fun at certain moments from the last few weeks of debates, singing a little jingle calling out the election for “taking forever ... and ever.” They crooned:
“The race is on, it’s on every single channel and it’s making my head spin. We’re so freakin’ sick of politics, we don’t even care who wins. Hey, won’t it be refreshing instead of the election to watch us all singing up here? Can you believe a bunch of hillbilly singers been doing this for 50 years?”
The pair, who have been hosting the CMAs for nine consecutive years, brought on more laughs when they did a segment on the nominees for Entertainer of the Year.
Paisley, imitating Trump during the debates, hovered over his sidekick and dubbed her “crooked Carrie” and “a nasty woman” after she gave her fellow nominees some shoutouts.
The “Today” singer even revealed he’s #WithHer when he told the male nominees, “I love all you guys, but hashtag I’m With Carrie.”
Underwood and Paisley didn’t just joke about the election, though. They also called out Billy Ray Cyrus, the Brangelina breakup and Peyton Manning.
But the two eventually brought it back to the election with a “gift basket for the audience ― aka “a basket of deplorables” ― which featured “Florida Georgia Lime” soda, Dolly Parton’s rainbow bra and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Barbies, of course.
To be honest, we’re still laughing.