(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and
out of the spotlight.)
It’s become like a preshow ritual for Brad
Paisley. He told
Parade magazine this weekend that he always sends flower to Carrie
Underwood on the day of the CMA Awards, which air live on Thursday (Nov.
“Every year, I send flowers to Carrie with a card that says, ‘Good luck — Don’t mess this up!’ It’s part
of the ritual,” Paisley said. He also admitted how frightened he and Underwood were the first time, five years ago, they hosted
the biggest awards show in country music.
“We were scared to death the first year, but we really have a good thing
going now. Carrie’s got this graceful, beautiful, funny persona, and I’m sort of everything else,” he said. Both Underwood
and Paisley are each up for one CMA Award this year. And if she wins hers in the female vocalist category, I’m guessing Paisley
will send her flowers again the day after the awards.