Nov. 10, 2011 at 11:48 AM ET
Wednesday night’s “45th Annual CMA Awards” packed plenty of treats for country music fans, but for the night’s opening performance, hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood went Hollywood.
After Paisley and Underwood shared some buzz-about stage time with Hank Williams Jr., “Modern Family” star Eric Stonestreet joined the pair on stage to make sure they sang a tribute to the topic that’s been weighing on everyone’s minds — “the divorce of Kim Kardashian and what’s-his-name.”
To the tune of Randy Travis’ hit, “Forever and Ever, Amen,” Stonestreet joined in for an ode to the short-lived Kardashian union, with bonus swipes at Justin Bieber and the night’s big winner, Taylor Swift.
“I’m going to love you forever — for 72 days, amen,” the trio began. “As long as Justin Bieber is not a conceiver, as long as Taylor Swift is with her current boyfriend.”
Watch the full opening skit below or jump ahead to the 5:30 mark to hear the Kardashian tribute:
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