Exclusive! Red Carpet CMA Coverage


– THE COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS ARE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW
IN NASHVILLE. I SENT JEANNIE AND ANDY
TO COVER THE RED CARPET, AND THEY ARE, I THINK,
WITH SOMEBODY. WHO ARE YOU THERE WITH? JEANNIE? ANDY? LUKE BRYAN, HEY. [cheers and applause] – HEY, LUKE BRYAN.
– WHAT’S UP? – WE’RE WITH ELLEN. – YOU LOOK DASHING.
– HEY, DARLIN’. – HEY, HOW ARE YOU? – ALL RIGHT, I GOT A BAD FEED,
BUT I THINK YOU SAID I LOOK FANTASTIC. THANK YOU.
– YOU DO. YOU LOOK FANTASTIC.
I HAVE A GAME. I KNOW YOU’RE IN A HURRY
TO GET INSIDE, BUT WOULD YOU PLAY A GAME
REAL QUICK WITH US? – DOES IT INVOLVE ME
GETTING DRUNK BEFORE THE SHOW? BECAUSE YOU CAN’T DO THAT
TO ME AGAIN. – ALL RIGHT. YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO THAT. THIS IS CALLED
“WHISKEY SHOOTER.” JEANNIE HAS A–
IT’S A WATER PISTOL, AND IT’S FILLED WITH WHISKEY, AND I WANT YOU TO GET
AS MUCH INTO ANDY ZENOR’S MOUTH IN TEN SECONDS– IF YOU TAKE THREE PACES BACK
AND TRY TO MAKE IT– – THREE– – THREE PACES BACK
AND SHOOT INTO ANDY’S MOUTH. – ALL RIGHT, I GOT–
HERE WE GO. – YOU GIVE ME THAT.
– TEN SECONDS. – THREE PACES BACK, LUKE.
RIGHT IN ANDY’S MOUTH. YOU HAVE TEN SECONDS.
– I DON’T WANT TO GET THEM. – THAT’S NOT THE WATER PISTOL
I IMAGINED. – THERE’S NO TRIGGER.
YOU JUST PUMP IT. – BEWARE. BEWARE. – OH, WE’RE JUST GONNA– – READY? – OKAY, GO.
OH, MY GOD! [laughter] OH, MY GOD. – THIS IS AWFUL. [laughter] – ALL RIGHT, YOU’VE DONE IT. YOU WIN A PRIZE.
– YOU DID IT! THAT WAS SO EXCITING.
– GIVE LUKE A PRIZE. – THAT’S TEN SECONDS.
– ALL RIGHT, YEAH. – SOMEHOW, WHEN I THOUGHT
OF THE GAME– – I’M PRETTY SURE
I’M GONNA GET A LAWSUIT. – YEAH, I IMAGINED
A WATER PISTOL. – PRETTY SURE I’M GETTING
A LAWSUIT OUT OF THAT. – I DIDN’T IMAGINE THAT. SO WHAT DO WE HAVE FOR HIM? WE HAVE A PRIZE? – IT’S A $25 GIFT CARD
TO OLIVE GARDEN. – OH, ISN’T THAT WONDERFUL. [cheers and applause] – WINNER. – HEY, GOT TO LOVE
THE BREADSTICKS. – WINNER. WE’VE GOT A WINNER. – YOU GOT TO LOVE
THE BREADSTICKS. – HEY, LUKE, CONGRATULATIONS. THREE NOMINATIONS TONIGHT. GOT ALBUM AND MALE VOCALIST
AND ENTERTAINER, RIGHT? ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR.
– YES. – YOU’RE GONNA HAVE A BLAST. – IT’S GONNA BE A GREAT NIGHT. LOVE YOU.
THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. – LOVE YOU TOO.
THANK YOU FOR STOPPING IN. – YOU OKAY?
– I’M GREAT. I’M GREAT.
I’M HAVING A GOOD TIME TONIGHT. THANK YOU.
[laughter] – YOU’RE THE FIRST OF MANY,
LUKE. – THANK YOU, LUKE.
– THANKS SO MUCH. – THANK YOU, BABY.
– MWAH. THANK YOU, THANK YOU. – IS THAT REALLY WHISKEY?
– THAT’S WHISKEY. – OH, ANDY.
– IT’S GOOD. IT’S GOOD. – I REALLY DID NOT IMAGINE
THAT THE THING WAS GONNA BE THAT BIG
WHEN I THOUGHT OF THIS GAME. – I DIDN’T THINK HE WAS GONNA BE
THAT GOOD OF A SHOT. – WELL, IT’S HUGE.
HOW CAN YOU MISS, ANDY? I THOUGHT IT WAS GONNA BE
A LITTLE TINY WATER PISTOL. – HUNTER HAYES.
– ELLEN, WE GOT HUNTER HAYES. – HEY, HUNTER HAYES.
HEY. [cheers and applause] – THANK YOU. – YOU’RE INCREDIBLY BRAVE,
BY THE WAY. – THANK YOU.
– OH, THANKS. YOU’RE WELCOME.
– SAY HI TO ELLEN. – HEY.
– HEY, HUNTER. HOW ARE YOU?
– OH, I LOST YOU. – HOW YOU DOING?
– THERE IT IS. HEY, I’M DOING GREAT.
HOW ARE YOU? I DON’T KNOW
IF THIS THING’S WORKING. – NO.
– BUT IT’S COOL. IT’S ALL GOOD. – WE JUST LIKE YOU TO HOLD
SOMETHING UP AGAINST YOUR EAR. IT LOOKS COOL.
– THERE WE GO. THAT’S BETTER. – YEAH.
– HOW ARE YOU DOING? – I’M GOOD.
CONGRATULATIONS. YOU WERE NOMINATED FOR
PERFORMER OF THE YEAR, RIGHT? – NOMINATED FOR
PERFORMER OF THE YEAR, RIGHT? – SURE.
[laughter] I DON’T THINK SO,
BUT THANK YOU. – WELL, THEN YOU’RE PERFORMING
OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. – I AM PERFORMING. AND IF YOU SAY IT IS,
THEN IT IS. – I HAD MISINFORMATION
INSIDE OF MY HEAD, AND I DON’T EVEN HAVE ANYTHING
IN MY EAR. – THAT HAPPENS–YEAH,
THAT HAPPENS TO ME EVERY DAY. I HEAR VOICES.
IT’S COOL. BUT, NO, I DO GET TO PLAY
THIS YEAR. I’M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT. PLAYING WITH THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
TONIGHT ACTUALLY. – OH, WOW.
THAT’S GONNA BE COOL. THAT’S GREAT.
I’M A HUGE FAN. – IT’LL BE FUN.
IT’S GONNA BE GOOD. I GET TO PLAY GUITAR.
– ALL RIGHT. I WANT EVERYONE
TO WALK AWAY A WINNER, SO I’M GONNA GIVE YOU A CHANCE
TO WIN A PRIZE. IT’S A GAME CALLED
“BOOT OR HAT.” – YOU HAVE TO–YOU CAN HAVE
WHATEVER IS INSIDE– – WHAT IS IT?
– IT’S CALLED “BOOT OR HAT.” – SO DO YOU WANT
WHAT’S IN A BOOT, OR DO YOU WANT
WHAT’S IN A HAT? [laughter] – WHAT’S IN THE BOOT,
OR WHAT’S IN THE HAT? – I FEEL SAFER WITH THE HAT.
– WHAT DO YOU WANT? – GONNA GO WITH THE HAT?
– THE HAT. – HE SAYS THE HAT, ELLEN.
– ALL RIGHT. – [laughing] – OH, YOU GET SOME WHISKEY. – THERE YOU GO.
– THANK YOU. OH, JUST WHAT
I’VE ALWAYS WANTED. – RIGHT. ISN’T THAT NICE? – HEY, SO JUST SO YOU KNOW,
ELLEN, EVERYBODY’S BEEN ASKING ME
ABOUT TATTOOS, SO I WENT TODAY,
AND I GOT THE– YOU KNOW HOW THEY DO
THE PLACEMENT FIRST? YOU GOT TO FIGURE OUT
WHERE YOU’RE GONNA GET IT. – OKAY. – AND EVERYBODY’S
BEEN ASKING ME, “WHAT ARE YOU GONNA GET
IF YOU GET A TATTOO?” SO I GOT PLACEMENT
FOR A TATTOO. I WANTED TO SEE
WHAT YOU THINK. THIS IS A BIT EMBARRASSING. – UH-OH.
– NOBODY ELSE WATCH. – HIDE YOUR EYES, JEANNIE.
– WHAT IS GOING ON? WHAT IS GOING ON?
– EVERYBODY LOOK AWAY. BUT IT’S RIGHT THERE.
– OH. [cheers and applause] – JUST GETTING THE “ELLEN”
UP THERE. – HUNTER.
– YEAH. – WE LIKED THE PLACEMENT.
SEE, WE MOVED IT. MAYBE ON–
IT’S A LITTLE PERSONAL. – RIGHT ABOVE THE HEART.
– BUT IT’S ON MY HEART. I FIGURED THAT WAS SPECIAL.
– YOU KNOW WHAT? THAT IS SO WEIRD,
BECAUSE LOOK AT THIS. NO. [laughter] – I WAS VERY NERVOUS
ABOUT THAT. – WELL, YOU JUST WON PERFORMER OF THE YEAR
IN MY HEART. THANK YOU, HUNTER.
THAT’S REALLY SWEET. [cheers and applause] HAVE FUN.
– THANK YOU. – HAVE A BLAST.
– THANK YOU SO MUCH. I’LL WIND DOWN WITH THIS. – THANK YOU. YEAH.
– ENJOY YOUR NIGHT. – WEAR IT ON YOUR HEAD.
– THANK YOU, HUNTER. – IT’S CONVENIENT.
– GOOD TO SEE YOU. – HAVE A GOOD NIGHT. – NO ONE EVER THINKS ABOUT WEARING BOOZE ON THEIR HEAD. – ELLEN, DIERKS BENTLEY
IS HEADING OVER HERE RIGHT NOW. – WELL, THEN LET’S TALK
TO DIERKS BENTLEY. – HEY, DIERKS BENTLEY, I GOT SOMEBODY
THAT WANTS TO CHAT WITH YOU. – WE GOT A SMALLER GUN, ELLEN.
– OH, GOOD. – YOU’RE ON “ELLEN.”
– THAT’S BETTER. – HEY, DIERKS. HOW ARE YOU?
– HEY, ELLEN, WHAT’S UP? IT’S DIERKS BENTLEY.
– HEY, DIERKS BENTLEY. – I’M GOOD. HOW ARE YOU?
– ELLEN DEGENERES HERE. – I’M VERY FAMILIAR
WITH WHO YOU ARE. [laughter]
– SO YOU’RE PERFORMING– – I SAW THAT HUNTER HAYES
HAS A TATTOO. – I KNOW. – AND I HAVE A TATTOO AS WELL,
SO… – LET’S SEE IT.
– YEAH. IT’S THE COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. YOU CAN’T DO THIS
IN ANY OTHER GENRE OF MUSIC, BUT IN COUNTRY, YOU CAN– [laughter] NO, IT’S COUNTRY.
YOU CAN DO THIS. – IT’S A DAYTIME SHOW.
IT’S A DAYTIME SHOW. – YOU CAN’T DO THIS
IN POP MUSIC, BUT IN COUNTRY, YOU CAN DO THIS. – DAYTIME SHOW.
– IT’S COUNTRY MUSIC. IT’S OKAY.
WHERE DO YOU THINK I’M GOING? IT’S ON MY THIGH. ALL RIGHT, SO THERE, IT’S–
[laughter] – YEP, I GOT YOU.
– IF YOU CAN SEE THAT. LOOK AT THAT.
– NEED A BIGGER HAT. GONNA NEED A BIGGER HAT. – CAN YOU SEE IT? IT’S ALL SAFE. IT’S SAFE.
– WOW. – IT’S A FAMILY SHOW, YOU SAY?
– IT’S A FAMILY SHOW. – JEANNIE, TURN YOUR EYES. – I THOUGHT THIS WAS LIKE A– LIKE A NIGHTTIME THING. – DAYTIME SHOW. DAYTIME.
– YOU CAN WATCH AT NIGHTTIME. – I THOUGHT THIS WAS, LIKE,
ELLENGENERES.XXX. – NO.
– WHAT IS THIS? – THAT WAS ACTUALLY
VERY HILARIOUS. THANK YOU SO MUCH, DIERKS. – OH, OKAY. I’M MORE DEDICATED
THAN HUNTER HAYES, ALL RIGHT? I–REMEMBER THAT NEXT TIME. – I LOOK FORWARD
TO SEEING A PHOTO OF THAT. – I STILL HAVE YOUR UNDERWEAR. – ARE YOU WEARING THE UNDERWEAR
NOW? – I’M NOT TALKING ABOUT
THE “ELLEN” UNDERWEAR. I’M TALKING ABOUT
YOUR UNDERWEAR. – I SEE.
[laughter] – WHISKEY. SMELLS LIKE WHISKEY. SMELLS LIKE ME. – ASK HIM IF HE WANTS
TO PLAY “WHISKEY SHOOTER.” MAYBE HE WANTS TO PLAY THE GAME. both: YOU WANT TO PLAY
“WHISKEY SHOOTER”? – SURE. I’VE ALREADY HAD ENOUGH
EARLIER TONIGHT. – ALL RIGHT, HERE WE GO.
THERE YOU GO, DIERKS. – NO, HE’S DOING IT HIMSELF.
– NO. NO, NO, NO. NO. – WAIT, WE GOT A BIB.
– NO, NO. YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO SHOOT IT
INTO ANDY’S MOUTH. – IT’S LIKE A NEW SHOT GLASS. THIS IS LIKE THE COOLEST
SHOT GLASS OF ALL TIME. OKAY.
– DON’T SPILL ON YOUR SUIT. – OKAY.
– OH, NO. NO. ELLEN, NO. IS IT REALLY WHISKEY?
– YEAH, IT’S WHISKEY. YOU GOT TO PUMP IT.
– OH, GOSH. – THERE YOU GO. [laughter] – THAT’S WHISKEY.
– WAIT. – HERE, I GOT IT.
– SHOOT IT INTO ANDY’S MOUTH. – YOU HAVE TO SHOOT IT
INTO ANDY’S MOUTH. TAKE FIVE STEPS BACK. I THINK– [laughs] THAT’S TOO EASY.
YOU’RE TOO CLOSE. – IT’S GOOD.
– ALL RIGHT. WHAT DOES HE WIN, ANDY?
GIVE HIM A PRIZE. – LUKE BRYAN’S A BETTER SHOT.
– ANDY, WHAT DOES HE WIN? – OH, YOU WON… – SOME MORE OF THAT UNDERWEAR
WOULD BE GREAT. – A NASHVILLE MAGNET.
– A NASHVILLE MAGNET. – HEY, PERFECT. [cheers and applause] THIS IS AWESOME. – IT STICKS TO THINGS.
– YEAH. ALL RIGHT. – ON A FRIDGE AT HOME MAYBE? – PUT IT RIGHT THERE.
THANK YOU, GUYS. I LOVE ELLEN.
– ONE OF A KIND. – I LOVE YOUR SHOW.
– LOVE YOU TOO. – THANK YOU.
– THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. GOOD LUCK TONIGHT.
HAVE FUN PERFORMING TOO. – THANK YOU.
SEE YOU SOON. – ALL RIGHT, BUH-BYE. THAT WAS HILARIOUS.
[applause] ALL RIGHT, WE’RE GONNA PLAY
A DIFFERENT GAME THIS TIME WITH THE BAND PERRY. – COME ON OVER.
COME SAY HELLO TO ELLEN. ELLEN, WE GOT THE BAND PERRY.
– HEY, BAND PERRY. – YOU LOOK AMAZING.
– THANK YOU. [cheers and applause] – DO WE GET TO SPRAY YOU
WITH A WATER BOTTLE TOO? – NOT A WATER BOTTLE.
– IT’S NOT A WATER BOTTLE. IT’S WHISKEY.
THERE’S NO WATER IN THERE. both: IT’S WHISKEY.
– WHISKEY BOTTLE. – EVEN BETTER.
– YEP. WELL, YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL,
ALL OF YOU. AND YOU’RE GONNA–
ARE YOU PERFORMING TONIGHT? OR WHAT’S HAPPENING TONIGHT? – WE ARE. WE ARE DOING A COVER OF GLEN CAMPBELL’S
“GENTLE ON MY MIND.” IT WAS PART OF HIS DOCUMENTARY. AND SO WE’RE PLAYING
THE GREAT CLASSIC TONIGHT. – OH, THAT’S GREAT.
THAT’S FANTASTIC. I HAVE A GAME FOR YOU,
‘CAUSE, YOU KNOW, RED CARPETS,
PEOPLE ASK THE SAME QUESTIONS. “WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?
WHO ARE YOU EXCITED TO SEE?” BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.
SO WE HAVE GAMES. SO WE HAVE A BALLOON GAME. WHOEVER CAN BLOW UP THE BALLOON
THE FASTEST AND DOES NOT PASS OUT, WINS. [laughter] – WHOEVER CAN BLOW IT UP
THE FASTEST– – OKAY. ALL RIGHT. – BUT YOU HAVE TO BLOW IT UP
UNTIL IT POPS. – HEY, HE’S STARTING TOO EARLY.
– WAIT, WAIT. HE’S CHEATING.
HE’S CHEATING. ALL RIGHT, IT HAS TO BLOW UP
UNTIL IT POPS. READY, SET, GO. – UNTIL IT POPS. – I DON’T WANT MINE TO POP. – HE’S COMMITTED. – [squeals] – HE’S GONNA DO IT. I GOT MY MONEY ON HIM. [balloon pops]
OH! BIG WINNER. BIG WINNER. – THAT WAS A SURPRISE. – HE’S GOT THE BIGGEST MOUTH. – THAT WAS A SURPRISE.
– GOT GOOD LUNGS. – ANDY, WHAT DID THEY WIN? – YEAH, WHAT’D I GET?
– BIG MONEY, ANDY. – A SACK OF ROASTED PEANUTS! – OH, WONDERFUL. – FOR THE AWARDS, RIGHT?
– FOR THE AWARDS. IT’S A LONG SHOW,
SO IT’LL KEEP YOU GOING. – THANK YOU SO MUCH.
– THANK YOU. – HAVE FUN. ENJOY YOUR NUTS. WHERE’S FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE?
– HE HANDED ME HIS NUTS. – HEY, HEY.
– GET OVER HERE. – WE’RE SCARING ‘EM AWAY.
– SAY HI TO ELLEN. – I’M NOT SURE WHAT BK’S DOING.
HOW ARE YOU? – GOOD TO SEE YOU.
– HEY, Y’ALL. – HEY, ELLEN, WHAT’S UP, GIRL? – WHAT’S UP WITH Y’ALL? HOW ARE YOU? – DOING GREAT. DOING GREAT. – IF I WAS ANY BETTER,
I’D HAVE TO PAY TAXES. – AH. YOU’RE PERFORMING TONIGHT. YOU’RE UP–
NOMINATION FOR VOCAL DUO, RIGHT? – THAT’S RIGHT.
– YES, MA’AM. – NOW, ARE YOU EXCITED? IS THIS KIND OF LIKE
OLD HAT NOW? – NO, NO, IT’S ALWAYS AWESOME
TO BE HERE. IT’S AN AMAZING NIGHT. WE GET TO SEE OUR FRIENDS. AND IT’S UNBELIEVABLE
THAT WE’RE NOMINATED. VERY HUMBLED. AND TO BE A PART OF THIS NIGHT, IT’S A DREAM COME TRUE FOR US. WE’RE READY TO PARTY, NO DOUBT. – OH, THAT’S FANTASTIC. WE WOULD LIKE TO GET YOU STARTED
PARTYING. WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY
A GAME CALLED… – I SEE THAT.
– “BOOT OR HAT”? – I’D LOVE TO PLAY THAT GAME.
– DONE. – WHAT DO YOU WANT TO–
WHAT DO YOU CHOOSE? BOOT OR HAT?
– OH, WE CHOOSE ONE. – YOU CAN HAVE WHAT’S IN
THE BOOT OR WHAT’S IN THE HAT. – BOOT.
– I’M GONNA GO WITH BOOT. – ALL RIGHT, WHAT’S IN THE BOOT? – THEY WANT TO SEE
WHAT’S IN THE BOOT. WAIT, YOU CAN PICK.
LEFT OR RIGHT BOOT? – LEFT.
– I’M GOING LEFT. – LEFT BOOT IT IS.
– ALL RIGHT. WHAT DO WE GOT, ANDY? – DRUMROLL? NO?
OKAY. – [trilling] – IT’S ANOTHER $25 GIFT CARD
TO OLIVE GARDEN. – OH, YOU GUYS.
HAVE FUN TONIGHT. PARTY. – WHO DOESN’T LOVE OLIVE GARDEN? – SOME SOUP
AND SOME BREADSTICKS. – UNLIMITED BREADSTICKS
AND SALAD BOWL. – THAT’S WHAT I’M SAYING.
– YEAH. – LOVE IT.
LOVE IT. – ENJOY THE NIGHT.
– WELL, THANK YOU, GUYS. WE’LL SPLIT IT DOWN THE MIDDLE,
BK. – THAT’S PERFECT.
– THAT’S GREAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.
– THANK YOU. – HAVE FUN TONIGHT.
– ELLEN, GOOD TO SEE YOU. – AW, YOU TOO.
– THANK YOU FOR HAVING US. – ALL RIGHT, TAKE CARE.
THANK YOU. – THANK YOU SO MUCH.
– BYE. [applause] JEANNIE–JEANNIE, ANDY,
YOU WANT TO SERENADE US? YOU WANT TO SING
A LITTLE DUET FOR US WHILE WE WAIT? – I MEAN,
WE DID WORK ON SOMETHING. – GONNA SING–YES.
– YES. – LET’S HEAR IT.
– OKAY. [singing]
I’M A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY – I’M A LITTLE BIT
ROCK AND ROLL – I’M A LITTLE BIT
MEMPHIS AND NASHVILLE – I’M OLD TIME MOTOWN SOUL – I’M A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY – I’M A LITTLE BIT
ROCK AND ROLL – OH, HE’S A LITTLE BIT
ROCK AND ROLL – IT’S THE WHISKEY, ELLEN. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE SHOT
WHISKEY RIGHT INTO MY MOUTH. I DON’T KNOW
IF YOU SAW THAT EARLIER. – I DID SEE IT. THAT’S VERY GOOD, CONSIDERING. HAS THE SHOW STARTED? IS NO ONE OUT THERE ANYMORE? [laughter] – I DON’T– SURE. – ALL RIGHT. – ELLEN, I REALLY THINK
HE IS DRUNK. – I KNOW.
– I’M NOT DRUNK. – YES, YOU ARE. – NO, I’M NOT.
– YES, YOU ARE. YOUR HAT ISN’T EVEN ON RIGHT. – IT’S BECAUSE IT’S RESTING
ON A BOTTLE OF LIQUOR. – JEANNIE, WHILE WE DON’T
HAVE ANYTHING TO DO, WHY DON’T YOU TAKE THE WHISKEY–
THE WATER GUN AND TAKE, LIKE, NINE STEPS BACK AND SEE IF YOU CAN MAKE IT
INTO HIS MOUTH. – THE LITTLE ONE THOUGH, RIGHT?
– OKAY, I CAN DO THAT. THE LITTLE ONE OR THE BIG ONE,
ELLEN? – WHATEVER YOU WANT.
– I NEED THE BIG ONE. – ALL RIGHT.
– THAT’S NOT–OKAY. – ALL RIGHT. [laughter] – I CAN’T AIM.
I’M SORRY. – ALL RIGHT.
– I’M SORRY. – MY EYES ARE WASTED RIGHT NOW. – [laughing] – I’M SORRY.
– IT’S OKAY, JEANNIE. – WE SHOULD’VE GIVEN YOU
GOGGLES. THAT’S HORRIBLE. – GOGGLES.
NEXT YEAR, GOGGLES. PUT IT ON MY LIST. – OH, MY GOD, IT’S KEITH URBAN. [cheers and applause] KEITH AND NICOLE. HELLO, YOU TWO LOVEBIRDS. – THIS IS WORKING. – I THINK ANDY’S BEEN DRINKING. PARDON HIM.
I’M SO SORRY. HEY, YOU ALL LOOK FANTASTIC. – THANK YOU.
SO DO YOU, ELLEN. WHY AREN’T YOU HERE? – I AM.
I’M IN THE NEXT ROOM. I JUST DIDN’T WANT TO BE
RIGHT NEXT TO YOU. [laughter] IT JUST LOOKS LIKE
I’M NOT THERE. – IT’S ALL ABOUT THE REVEAL,
RIGHT? – THAT’S RIGHT.
I’LL SEE YOU LATER TONIGHT. SO ARE YOU PERFORMING TONIGHT?
YES, YOU ARE, RIGHT? – YEAH, WE’RE DOING
OUR NEW SINGLE, “SOMEWHERE IN MY CAR,” AND I’M PSYCHED TO PLAY. – AND YOU’RE NOMINATED–
FOUR NOMINATIONS. ENTERTAINER, ALBUM,
MALE VOCALIST, MUSICAL EVENT. SO IS THERE ANYTHING LEFT? YOU’RE NOMINATED FOR EVERYTHING THAT THERE IS TO BE
NOMINATED FOR. – I WAS TRYING TO GET INTO
FEMALE VOCAL, BUT THEY WOULDN’T LET ME IN. – AW.
– NEXT YEAR. – NEXT YEAR. NEXT YEAR.
– YES. – NICOLE, YOU LOOK FANTASTIC. I LOVED PLAYING THAT GAME
WITH YOU THE OTHER DAY. – OH, MY GOD.
I DIDN’T WIN, RIGHT? – NO, YOU DIDN’T. – I’LL PLAY AGAIN WITH YOU. – IT WAS FUN. YOU TWO ARE SO SWEET.
YOU’RE SO ADORABLE. AND YOU LOOK GREAT.
HAVE FUN TONIGHT. AND THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. – HAVE YOU BEEN DRINKING TOO,
ELLEN? – NO, NO. NO, NO.
– OH, OKAY. – NOT YET. HEY, DO YOU WANT TO–
BEFORE YOU GO, DO YOU WANT TO PLAY A GAME? – YOU GUYS WANT TO PLAY A GAME?
– YEAH. – YES.
– OKAY. DO YOU WANT TO PLAY–
– I LOVE GAMES. – IT’S CALLED “BOOT OR HAT.” – IT’S CALLED
“BOOT OR HAT.” – “BOOT OR HAT.” – DO YOU WANT
WHAT’S IN THE BOOT? DO YOU WANT
WHAT’S IN THE HAT? – OH.
– OH, RIGHT. – OKAY, NIC.
HIT IT, BABY. – YOUR HAIR LOOKS SO SWEATY
THAT I’M WORRIED ABOUT– – IT’S NOT SWEAT.
IT’S WHISKEY. [laughter] – THAT’S A PHRASE YOU OFTEN HEAR
IN NASHVILLE, BY THE WAY. – IT’S NOT SWEAT.
IT’S WHISKEY. – THAT’S A NEW SONG
YOU CAN WRITE. – SO I’LL TAKE THE BOOT. – SHE’S GOING WITH THE BOOT,
ELLEN. – NICOLE SAYS–
TAKE THE BOOT. TAKE THE BOOT.
SHOW ‘EM WHAT’S IN THERE. – OKAY, LET’S SEE
WHAT’S IN THE BOOT. – DO I HAVE TO TAKE IT OFF?
– YEAH. – OH, NO, NO, NO.
– OH, THANK GOD. [laughter] – I GOT IT.
HERE IT IS. – UH-OH.
– IT’S TIC TACS! [cheers and applause]
– OH. – FOR A MINUTE THERE,
IT LOOKED LIKE A WAD OF CASH. – YOU WANT TO PLAY
ANOTHER ROUND? CAN SHE PLAY ANOTHER ROUND,
ELLEN? – SURE,
SHE CAN PLAY ANOTHER ROUND. – NO, THESE ARE GOOD.
– ONE MORE ROUND. both: ONE MORE ROUND.
– OKAY. – YOU’RE GONNA WANT TO PLAY
THIS ROUND. – THE BOOT?
YOU WANT THE BOOT AGAIN? – YES.
– YOU’RE PROMPTING ME. – NO, I’M NOT.
– YES, I’LL TAKE THE BOOT. [laughter] – HEY, IT’S A $100 BILL.
– OH! – OH, THAT’S FANTASTIC.
$100. – I KNEW THERE WAS MONEY
IN THERE. I COULD SNIFF IT. I SMELLED IT. – YEP. – SHE’S GOT A NOSE FOR CASH. – YOU PICKED RIGHT.
HAVE FUN TONIGHT. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING
THAT SONG, KEITH. “IT’S NOT SWEAT,
IT’S WHISKEY IN MY HAIR.” – NO, THAT’S YOURS.
YOU WON IT. [laughter]

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