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CMA Awards hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood tore into ObamaCare during their comedic and musical intro on Wednesday night's telecast.

The duo poked fun at Miley Cyrus, Luke Bryan, and Dolly Parton, but their best jabs may have come at the faulty Affordable Care Act website's expense.

After the country crooner “injured” himself Twerking, Paisley said he might enroll. “I started signing up last Thursday and I’m almost done,” quipped Carrie.

The duo then went on to try getting Paisley signed up for health insurance, launching into a parody song spoofing the ACA's infamously problematic roll-out.

It was pretty funny. Check out the routine below:

Other highlights from the 2013 CMA Awards:

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Miranda Lambert won Female Vocalist of the Year at the CMA Awards last night, and competitor Kacey Musgraves was not what you'd call thrilled.

"Merry Go Round" singer Musgraves won New Artist of the Year and brought down the house with a live performance of her song "Follow Your Arrow."

Still, the acclaimed newcomer and Texas native, 25, appeared to have a sour moment following her loss in the Best Female Vocalist category to Miranda.

Musgraves couldn't hide her disappointment (0:45), then when Lambert, 29, congratulated her on her win earlier, she looked miserable (2:00). Watch:

There's no real shade-throwing among the 2013 CMA Awards winners, though.

Lambert and Musgraves have collaborated in the past, with the latter writing the former's hit "Mama's Broken Heart." Plus, East Texas girls stick together!

Kacey was also gracious when claiming her Best New Artist statue, saying, "This first year has just been indescribable ... I feel very thankful. Thank you so, so much."

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The 2013 CMA Awards featured plenty of memorable moments, but perhaps none more surprising than the stars of Duck Dynasty twerking on stage.

If you can call it that. We're not really sure what that was ... but it was great!

Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood kicked off the show with a country-fied version of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines." Their version? "Duck Blind."

Carrie and Brad's rendition was basically about how great country girls are, and helped served as a perfect introduction for the Robertson family cameo.

You haven't lived until you've seen Willie Robertson sort of twerking.

Willie and brother Jase Robertson then presented the first award.

Follow the link for a full list of 2013 CMA Awards winners from the ABC broadcast, then help us answer the all important, buring question below:

Who's your favorite Robertson, Willie or Jase?

 

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Taylor Swift became the second person ever to be honored with the Pinnacle Award at the 2013 CMA Awards, as a number of country music legends took to the stage to pay tribute to the young superstar.

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, George Strait, Rascal Flatts and Brad Paisley - all of whom have toured with Swift - presented the artist with the trophy, while video messages played from the likes of Mick Jagger, Justin Timberlake, Reese Witherspoon and Julia Roberts.

It was a lot for Swift to take, and it resulted in a very emotional acceptance speech.

Said Swift to the thousands in attendance and millions watching at home, tears in her eyes:

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Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley hosted the CMA Awards for the sixth time Wednesday night, and it seemed like old hat to these country music pros.

Good cop, bad cop is a strategy they've employed before, and they worked it to perfection at the 2013 CMA Awards, with Brad playing bad as usual.

Carrie got in her digs (at Blake Shelton and Obamacare, among other targets), but the bulk of the mostly good-natured verbal shots were fired by Paisley.

Among his top targets? Miley Cyrus stands out, first and foremost.

Yes, the Bangerz singer with a penchant for Twerking came up as Paisley addressed Taylor Swift, who he thanked for being so squeaky-clean and joked:

"I want to thank you from a grateful industry," he said, "for never once humping a teddy bear or gyrating with Beetlejuice. I really appreciate it. I know it's not easy."

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Married stars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton won female and male vocalist of the year, respectively, for the fourth year in a row at the 2013 CMA Awards.

It was another cowboy who took the biggest honor, however, and showed that he isn't quite ready to ride off into the sunset ... even if that's just what he's doing.

Blake Shelton Live Performance

George Strait, who's currently on a two-year farewell tour, garnered the top prize on Wednesday night's Country Music Association Awards broadcast.

"What?! Oh, my gosh, never in a million years. My dad's been having some pretty good conversations up there," said Strait, whose father died in June at 91.

Strait bested Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Shelton, who also won his first CMA album of the year award for Based on a True Story.

Fear not, fans, a tearful Taylor won the Pinnacle Award.

Who else took home the top honors on country's biggest night? For all the winners from the 2013 CMA Awards, check out the full list after the jump ...

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The nominations have been revealed for the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, which will be hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood on November 6.

A look at the nominees shows Florida-Georgia Line, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean lead the way in their genre, to the surprise of no one.

Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs

Swift is a previous winner of the Entertainer of the Year trophy, but lost out at last year's event to Blake Shelton. Both stars are up for it again in 2013.

Taylor will also compete for Female Vocalist of the Year honors against Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves and Carrie Underwood.

Sheryl Crow and Florida-Georgia Line had the happy job of doling out the good news to this year's nomination recipients on GMA this morning.

The nominees for the 2013 CMA Awards are ...

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift

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Blake Shelton's acceptance speech after winning Song of the Year honors made his co-winner and wife, Miranda Lambert, cry at the CMA Awards Thursday.

Blake and Miranda co-wrote her song "Over You," and when he reflected on the emotions behind the track, she couldn't hold back the tears on stage:

"I lost my brother in a car wreck when I was 14," said Blake, one of the big CMA Awards winners. "When I decided I wanted to be a country singer, my dad always told me, ‘Son, you should write a song about your brother.’"

Shelton also lost his dad earlier this year, but he was clearly with him last night.

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The 2012 Country Music Association Awards quickly became couples night.

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert capped an emotional evening with Shelton's first entertainer of the year award, the last of The Voice coach's three CMA Awards wins.

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton Photo

Blake also won male vocalist of the year award, while wife Miranda won female vocalist of the year, and the couple shared song of the year for their collaboration "Over You."

Lambert openly wept on stage as her husband recounted how his late father Dick spurred the couple to write the heart-rending song the loss of his brother Richie.

"My dad told me, 'Son, you should write a song about your brother,"' he said. "I lost my dad in January, and it's so amazing to me that tonight, after he's gone, he's still right."

"I just needed the right person to write this song with and the right person to sing it."

See the full list of CMA Awards winners after the jump!

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Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley co-hosted the Country Music Association Awards last night (click here for a full list of CMA Award winners) and did so in style.

They sang a little song dedicated to Hank Williams Jr. and his recent ESPN troubles, with the maligned, Obama-hating singer himself showing up at the end.

Pretty funny stuff.

Then, after Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet joined them on stage to present the first award, they brought up another very crucial event, in song form:

Of course, we're talking about Kim Kardashian's split from "what's his name," Stonestreet said. So they all sang about Kim's marital woes, obviously.

Justin Bieber's alleged impregnation of Mariah Yeater and other events and stars also made it into the number, which delighted the audience in Nashville.

Kudos to Carrie and Brad for a fun, light-hearted intro.

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