Nashville, TN -- They came to honor Willie Nelson. But the hosts of the CMA Awards also came to poke a little fun at the heavy-toking country legend. Nelson was given a lifetime achievement award -- an award that is named after him. But the honored guest was the subject of some gentle teasing by hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.
Paisley said while Nelson was being honored, the CMA was also stripping him of all of his awards. Chimed in Underwood, "it appears there's been some doping charges." The noted pot smoker said: "Guilty!" After performing with Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum and Blake Shelton and receiving his award, an emotional Nelson thanked the CMA and the city of Nashville for honoring him.