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CMA Awards 2016: Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley get political

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The 50th anniversary CMA Awards was mostly a politics-free affair, but co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley couldn't help themselves.

The country duo -- hosting for the ninth time -- kicked off their job for the night by heading straight into election territory, starting with a plaintive acoustic ballad about the election, wishing it would end. They were careful, at least, not mention either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump by name.

CMA Awards 2016: Winners, highlights and best moments"We're so fricking sick of politics, we don't even care who wins," they sang. "This election is taking forever and ever. Make it end."