Maren Morris Ready to 'Give Birth' to New Record 'Humble Quest' (Exclusive)

Morris and her husband, Ryan Hurd, spoke to ET about their music and their family, ahead of the ACMs Monday.

Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd are making Academy of Country Music Awards history.

ET's Cassie DiLaura spoke to the married couple about being the first couple to be nominated for ACMs in the same year since Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and what the recognition means to them. Morris earned a Female Artist of the Year nom, while Hurd was nominated for New Male Artist of the Year.

"I know, I mean I would never compare us to them 'cause, it's Tim and Faith, but yeah, it's so cool," Morris said of the distinction.

The awards show is extra special for Morris, who said the ACMs feel real again after being stuck at home due to COVID-19.

"It just feels like we're getting to do the ACMs for real again, because the last two years have been Covid, so, it's nice to be back in Vegas," she said. It's gonna be fun. The stadium is beautiful, it's big, so, it's gonna be a first time for everything on this one."

The new parents have had major success on joint tracks like "Chasing After You," and while they don't have a duet in the works, Morris tells ET that Hurd is "all over" her upcoming album, Humble Quest.

"Maybe we'll do another duet someday, but he actually is all over my album," Morris revealed. He is singing and writing all the songs. so, it kinda feels like in any capacity, we're gonna be collaborating, no matter what, and you know, we're married and have a child."

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Morris, who is performing at the 57th annual awards show, is ready to drop the album, so ready in fact that she told ET, she's ready to "give birth to it."

"It's been a long time coming," she said. The record's been done for a while, so, I'm just ready to give birth to it."

The couple, who welcomed their son, Hayes, nearly two years ago, opened up about their baby boy and the song Morris has for him on the new album.

"My song 'Hummingbird,' is about my son, and he's doing good, he's about to be two," Morris shared. "He got his first pair of cowboy boots this week, so, he's feeling sassy."

"He's precious," she continued. "He's honestly the sweetest kid. I don't know how we got so lucky with such a sweet baby, but he is."

The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards is streaming live on Prime Video on March 7 at 8: 00 p.m. ET.