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Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley Poke Fun at Taylor Swift at CMA Awards

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood

Inset: WENN

updated 11/01/2012 AT 9:10 PM ET

originally published 11/01/2012 AT 8:45 PM ET

Taylor Swift’s love life is more than great inspiration for her hit songs – it’s now a punchline.

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley poked fun at the singer’s recent split from Conor Kennedy during the opening monologue of Thursday’s Country Music Association Awards.

“Brad and I were backstage talking about what a strange year this has been,” Underwood said at the start of their funny (and musically-accentuated) routine.

“Just look at sports, I can’t keep track of all these trades,” continued Paisley, as his co-host noted that Tim Tebow is now playing for the New York Jets.

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