CMA Awards co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley opened the show with — what else? — a country song about the election.
Six days out from Election Day, they're feeling mighty fatigued.
"The election is taking forever and ever, forever and ever, forever and ever," they strummed, repeating themselves until the crowd started laughing. "Make it end!"
"Please, God!" Paisley exclaimed.
After introducing the night's biggest stars, the duo launched into a series of political jokes. "I love all you guys, but hashtag, I'm with Carrie," Paisley said, parodying Hillary Clinton's slogan #ImWithHer.
Then he moved onto Trump. "But what I think doesn't really matter, because this show is rigged. Bigly," he joked, before playfully calling Underwood a "nasty woman."
Not finished with the election talk yet, Paisley and Underwood pulled out a "basket of deplorables," filled with special items they used to roast all their fellow singers — ammo for Miranda Lambert, beer goggles for Luke Bryan and "Willie Nelson's potted meat."
Trump and Clinton weren't the only targets of the two country stars' topical jokes. "So much has happened in the news since we last met. For example, Brad and Angelina broke up." Underwood said.
"Yeah, we did, and it's been pretty tough on me," Paisley joked. "Yeah, I don't want to talk about it."
In your dreams, Paisley.
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