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Inside Edge: Carrie, Brad get flack over CMA jokes; Nashville gets another TV show; Toby Keith disses "hick-hop"

Inside Edge: Carrie, Brad get flack over CMA jokes; Nashville gets another TV show; Toby Keith disses "hick-hop"

By Kellie Michaels. CREATED Nov 4, 2013

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will co-host the CMA Awards again and have learned what not to do in their monologue that opens the show. "Truthfully, a couple of artists complained about some of the jokes because we made the mistake of letting them know what they were. I'm never gonna do that again." Watch Carrie and Brad (below) on "Good Morning America" talking about the CMA awards.




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Tim McGraw would love a CMA trophy for Vocal Event of the Year for his No. 1 song, “Highway Don’t Care,” with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. Tim thinks getting nominations and awards is awesome and says he loves them. "They’re sort of a watermark in your career and what your music is doing and how it’s being perceived and all those sort of things," he says. "To have a nomination with Keith and Taylor, for me, is a cool thing. I think that it just sort of shows what the spirit of music is when you can work together and you can have success like that together and everybody can be happy about it.”

Zac Brown is going to be a daddy again. His wife Shelly is expecting. This will be the couple’s fifth child. 






Jana Kramer has reportedly moved on after ending her engagement to Brantley Gilbert this summer. Jana has been spotted with Clint Eastwood's son, Scott Eastwood and Us Weekly says the two are dating. Eastwood is best known for his role on the television show "Chicago Fire."





Another TV show about life in Nashville is on the way. Next year, TNT will premiere a new reality series called “Private Lives of Nashville Wives.” It's produced by the same folks who bring us Bravo's "Real Housewives of ... " series and they promise the same bickering, crying, back-biting and drama by the truckload. Country artist Bryan White’s wife Erika, songwriter Dallas Davidson’s wife Sarah, Christian artist Gary Chapman’s wife Cassie, and Nashville dentist Stan Brady’s wife Tina are among the "housewives" to be featured. Watch the premiere trailer.




Toby Keith expresses his opinion about country artists doing "hick-hop" songs -- that's the blending of country and hip-hop. Toby says when he heard the hick-hop thing start kicking in he asked himself, "Is that what we gotta do now to have a hit?” Toby feels country stars can do collaborations and branch out for different sounds. But at the end of the day country singers should be just that -- country.

Kellie Michaels

Kellie Michaels

Kellie Michaels is co-host of the top-rated "Brian & Kellie" morning show on KFDI, in Wichita, Kan., with husband, Brian Pierce. She and Brian are one of only a handful of married couples doing morning shows in the country.