There is one sure thing we learned from last night’s Country Music Awards. If you have a secret, don’t tell Brad Paisley.
We already knew that Season 4 American Idol Champ Carrie Underwood was pregnant. What we didn’t know was the sex of the baby. In a cute bit during the opening at the CMA Awards last night, where Underwood and Paisley have served as co-hosts seven times, Paisley “gave away” the big reveal.
“We’re pregnant!” Paisley declared. “Can you please just tell me what we’re having?”
“I don’t remember you being there,” Underwood responded. Then she whispered the secret in Paisley’s ear.
“I know something ya’ll don’t know — suck it TMZ!” Paisley teased. But Paisley is apparently not too good with secrets. “We could name him Garth.”
“What are you doing?” Underwood asked. “You kept that secret for a whole two minutes!”
This is the first baby for the country music star and husband Mike Fisher, who plays center in the NHL for the Nashville Predators. The baby boy is due in the spring.
Garth Brooks was actually at the ceremony last night to present the biggest honor of the evening, the award for entertainer of the year. Luke Bryan, who had been nominated four other times, finally took home the trophy. When Bryan approached the mic, he turned to Brooks, and asked, “First of all, I’ve never met Garth. Hey, Garth. Can I hug you again?” Bryan’s wish was granted, and the two country legends shared a quick embrace.
After the opening, Paisley took to Twitter to send out a selfie with what he hopes will be Underwood’s boy’s namesake. He tweeted, “Wanna see my Garth selfie just before I let the cat out of the bag? Lil’ Garth Fisher. Just sayin’ #bradblewit.”
— Brad Paisley (@BradPaisley) November 6, 2014