For country duo LoCash, the sweetest part of their nomination in the category of Duo of the Year at the 2019 ACM Awards is simply being included in the festivities.

"Just being able to walk that red carpet and be embraced by the country music community as a family, that means a lot," says bandmate Preston Brust. Adds duo member Chris Lucas with a laugh, "It's like you're invited to Thanksgiving dinner, you know what I mean?"

However, Lucas goes on to say, LoCash aren't expecting to take home any awards at this year's show: "There's people that have had huge, huge years this year," he points out. "Dan + Shay's year was fantastic. They're great friends of ours, and their year was massive. [Florida Georgia Line's] "Meant to Be" was massive."

LoCash have scored several nominations in the categories of Duo of the Year and New Duo or Group of the Year over the years -- although they have yet to take home an ACM Awards trophy. They feel as though, these days, the competition has gotten stiffer.

"It's a tough category right now, and it didn't used to be such a tough category," Brust explains. "The things that Dan + Shay and FGL have accomplished this year, that's major feats in our industry. So for us to even be named in this category, that's not easy right now."

Fortunately, the competition between the nominated duos is a friendly sort: "We came up together, and it's easy to cheer for each other," adds Brust. "If FGL wins or Dan + Shay wins, we're gonna be standing up yelling for them. If we win, I think we're bringing all the duos up.

"If we win, I'm peeing myself," Lucas interjects with a grin. "I wouldn't know what to say! But it's gonna be fun."

The 2019 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas and air live on CBS beginning at 8PM ET. The ceremony will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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