Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley opened the 51st annual CMA Awards with a heartfelt message to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting, the Sutherland Church shooting and the hurricanes in Texas, Puerto Rico and Florida.
“This has been a year marked by tragedy, impacting countless lives, including so many in our country family,” Underwood began.
“The way we see it, the best way to honor our fans is to play our music loud and proud,” Paisley added. “Our music lifts people up.”
“This year’s show is dedicated all those we’ve lost and all those still healing,” Paisley said.
Watch their message below: