Carrie Underwood is up for Music Video of the Year for “Cry Pretty,” as well as Female Vocalist at tonight's (Wednesday, November 14th) CMA  Awards, in addition to serving as co-host. As a co-writer on "Cry Pretty," Carrie tells us it was empowering to sing about being a strong woman but embracing that softer side. ["I loved writing this emotional song. It’s a song sung by a woman written by women about emotions, yet there’s something so strong about it. It was like owning your emotions, and there’s just something so powerful and some strength to that.”] SOUNDCUE (:24 OC: . . . strength to that.)

The 52nd Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Carrie and Brad Paisley, will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on ABC beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

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