Nashville is still trying to shake off their bad case of PPTSD

By Kelli Bender
November 05, 2014 09:15 PM

Newly-minted pop princess Taylor Swift recently traded Nashville for New York and the Country Music Awards have taken notice.

CMAs hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood were quick to bring up Swift in their opening bit, joking about the “Shake it Off” singer’s departure from country music.

“You can’t turn on the TV, or open up a newspaper, or click on a website without being reminded about the epidemic we are all facing,” Paisley said.

“Of course, we are talking about Postpartum Taylor Swift Disorder or as its more commonly known PPTSD,” Underwood added.

After defining the troubling illness, the pair tried to heal the wounds Swift left behind with a ditty of their own.

“Who’s going to fill her shoes? Who’s going to stand that tall? Who’s going to be country and poppy and sing a song called Tim McGraw?” the duo sang together. “We’re sad because it looks like New York’s gain is Nashville’s loss. Just going to have to shake it off.”

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The hosts finished up their tribute to Swift by wishing her the best and offering her a place at the next CMA Awards.

“If you ever want to come back, there is a seat for you right here,” Paisley said gesturing to Blake Shelton. “It’s Blake’s. We will kick him out.”

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