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Carrie Underwood Announces She’ll Pass CMA Awards ‘Hosting Torch’

Carrie Underwood has hosted the CMA Awards for a total of 12 years (can you believe it?). Now, she’s announcing her retirement from the role “at least for now.”

On Monday (Dec. 30), Underwood took to social media to tell her fans she wouldn’t be returning to host in 2020. She did so in a lengthy post with images from CMA Awards past.

“One of the highlights of 2019 and of my entire career so far was being on stage with the legends that are Reba and Dolly Parton,” she wrote. “I’m so proud that we could celebrate the incredible female artists that are part of the legacy of country music, past, present and future and I’m thankful for the huge audiences all over the world that tuned in to see it.”

“I’m so incredibly grateful to everyone involved with the CMA Awards all these years. It’s hard to imagine topping what we have accomplished together, so I’ve decided that it’s time to pass the hosting torch (at least for now!) to others that will cherish it and honor it as much as I do.”

Fans don’t have to be sad about this news, though. In the post, the country singer also said that she has “so many exciting things coming in the new year and beyond.”

We can’t wait to see what the 36-year-old is working on.

Do you have a favorite moment from Underwood’s hosting duties? Leave it in the comment section below.

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