Carrie Underwood cradles growing baby bump at CMA Awards

Carrie Underwood cradled her growing baby bump at the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards and later hinted she was expecting a boy.

The US country music singer was on co-hosting duties at the awards show for the 11th year in a row alongside Brad Paisley in Nashville, Tennessee.

Underwood, 35, is expecting her second child with husband Mike Fisher and the couple walked the red carpet together on Wednesday.

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Carrie Underwood arrives at the 52nd annual CMA Awards (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Underwood showed off her bump while wearing a sparkling Uel Camilo gown with a pink and lavender flower pattern.

During the awards show, Underwood, who already has a three-year-old son, Isaiah, gave fans a hint as to what she was expecting this time around.

On stage, Paisley pressed her for details before listing potential boy or girl names.

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Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher posed together at the CMA Awards (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

He said: “Seriously Carrie, give me a little baby hint? Johnny or June? Keith or Nicole. Garth or Trisha. Tim or Faith. George or Tammy. Waylon or Willie?”

Underwood replied: “Oh, my gosh, Willie, it’s a Willie!”

Underwood, who has suffered three miscarriages, revealed she was pregnant in August via a video posted to Instagram.

She found fame after appearing on American Idol in 2005 and has since sold over 65 million records around the world.

Underwood, who was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September, married former NHL player Fisher in 2010.