NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 2, 2012)--The hosts of the CMA Awards honored Texas country legend Willie Nelson, but they also poked a little fun at the heavy-toking star.
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.