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Blake Shelton is within for an “awkward” night with the Country Music Association Awards later (Nov15) while he is sure his divorce from Miranda Lambert will probably be part of co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood’s comedy monologue.

The Boys ‘Round Here star and Lambert divorced in July (15) after four years of marriage and perhaps they are both slated to visit the prizegiving ceremony.

Shelton is bracing himself with an onslaught of jokes, but admits he’s already given pal Paisley permission for making fun in the situation.

“This year’s usually awkward for the CMAs… because we have been such a family, everybody there may be friends,” he told U.S. night time host Seth Meyers. “There’s gotta be described as a (joke) about me and Miranda. Brad Paisley just isn’t doing his job if he doesn’t look in that area and go, ‘Haha!’ He’s gotta take action! You have to address the elephant inside the room.”

“We’ve had the conversations like ‘OK, dude, I will go, sit there and let you kick me with a backlash a few times’,” he continued. “I know it’s coming.”

Paisley was as shocked as anyone when Blake and Miranda announced that they split, telling U.S. news show Access Hollywood recording, “Blake and Miranda got divorce in our format, the big deal since they will be two from the biggest stars and this was this sort of bummer.”

He joked, “It will work for country music – that’s better songwriting; there is nothing worse than, ‘Oh, I love you and also everything’s great’. It’s better like, ‘You cheatin’, lyin’, no real…’ Those include the songs that you simply wanna hear.”