Oh my, did you hear/see this news? Since 2008, Carrie Underwood has co-hosted the CMA Awards with Brad Paisley. This year? He's taking a break and look who is filling in!

Here is Monday morning's video announcement from the Country Music Association:

By the numbers, Carrie, Reba, and Dolly have in total 124 CMA nominations, 22 wins, and 11 of those for Female Vocalist of the Year.

This year's nominees will be announced live next Wednesday, August 28th on Good Morning America. The 53rd CMA Awards will be held Wednesday, November 13th in Nashville.

Who is excited?