They, and the rest of Nashville’s big names, gathered together Wednesday night to celebrate the 47th annual Country Music Awards.
Swift was the recipient of the second-ever Pinnacle Award, which recognizes artists who bring country music to a worldwide audience. Garth Brooks is the only other artist to win the award, which was all the way back in 2005.
Shelton’s wife Miranda Lambert also accepted a shiny, gold trophy for Female Vocalist of the Year.
While speaking directly to Taylor Swift in the audience, Paisley had a few choice words:
“Taylor, you’ve grown up right before our very eyes and I want to thank you from a grateful industry, for never once humping a teddy bear or gyrating with Beetlejuice. I really appreciate it. I know that’s not easy.”
The duo also parodied the much-buzzed-about “Blurred Lines” with the help of some Duck Dynasty cast members.
Watch Underwood and Paisley’s entire opening act below:
-Sarah Carroll, 97.1 AMP Radio/Los Angeles