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Singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd is ready for a big night at the CMAs on Wednesday: His wife, Maren Morris, is the leading nominee with six nods, including Album of the Year.  Ryan tells ABC Audio that she can’t wait to bring home some more CMA Awards.

Between the two of us. We’ve got a lot of gold records and a lot of stuff on the wall that we really are proud of,” says Ryan. “But…just one CMA, man. She’s ready to add to that. And she’s kind of got the itch, I think.”

And Ryan says he’s super proud of Maren’s nominations, especially Album of the Year for Girl.

She deserves it. And she made what I think is the best album of the year. So…it’s just really validating to her and to everybody that worked on it: People like me that got to write for it, and producers….she’s just really excited, man, and she should be.”

But that’s not the only exciting thing happening the talented couple’s lives: They’re also expecting their first child, a boy.

“We’re so proud,” Ryan gushes. “We had such an awesome year that this is just I don’t know, this is better than anything else that we could ever imagine musically, you know what I mean? So this is new for both of us. We have no idea what we’re doing. I especially don’t, but I’m really excited about learning.”

While the couple has a name picked out, they’re not revealing it just yet, though as Ryan admits, “We’re not good at secrets, so it’ll probably just sneak out on Twitter or something.”

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