ET's Rachel Smith spoke with Thomas Rhett and his adoring mom on the red carpet at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, and he opened up about his wife, Lauren Akins -- who was watching from home.
"Literally, I'm just waiting on a phone call," the country crooner said, referring to the possibility of his wife going into labor. "It literally could happen tonight, it could happen tomorrow, who knows?"
"So we're just gonna keep going until we have to go to the hospital," he added.
However, he told ET ahead of the show that he was "nervous" about his performance.
"I think it's been a minute since we've done one of these awards shows with a full audience. And there's something about, still to this day, I could be playing to a stadium of 60,000 people and not get nervous. But when you sing in front of your peers, there's something different about it," Thomas Rhett shared. "You want to impress them, you want to make sure they enjoy what you did."
Needless to say, the audience of his peers had nothing but love for his powerful performance.