EXCLUSIVE: Thomas Rhett reacts to big wins at ACM Awards, says pregnant wife Lauren is 'ready to party'



Thomas Rhett has a lot to celebrate!

ET's Nancy O'Dell caught up with the 27-year-old singer backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, where he opened up about his big wins -- and how he and his pregnant wife, Lauren, intend on honoring the occasion.

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"It's just amazing.You know, winning Song of the Year was pretty spectacular, because 'Die a Happy Man's' first win ever was last year at this same awards show for Single of the Year. So, I feel like this song has given me a year's worth of benefits," Rhett shared. "And then Male Vocalists, still don't have really much to say about. That is the most surreal award I've ever been given."

"My heart is actually still racing from being up there," he added. "Just being surrounded by that much talent [was amazing]. I've toured with all these people. And people like Chris Stappleton, man... what an undeniable voice and talent. I'm just so grateful for this award, 'cause that's the coolest thing that's ever happened to me."

Next for Rhett is album No. 3, which he said will be out later this year.

"We finished it in January," he revealed. "[I] just got to perform with Maren [Morris] the first single off the record, called 'Craving You.'"

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"It's all over the place," he said of what fans can expect. "That's just what I do, which is, when I hear songs I like, and hear things I like about certain songs, I love to just kind of take things and make them my own. And we went in the studio and cut, like, 22 songs, which is way too many."

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LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Recording artists Tim McGraw (L) and Faith Hill attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Actor Nicole Kidman (L) and singer Keith Urban attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: (L-R) Singer Keith Urban, actor Nicole Kidman, singer Faith Hill and singer Tim McGraw attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Polk/ACMA2017/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Recording artist Thomas Rhett (L) and Lauren Gregory Akins attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Caroline Boyer (L) and recording artist/co-host Luke Bryan attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Recording artists Anderson East (L) and Miranda Lambert attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Musician Cody Alan (L) and Michael Trea Smith attends the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: NFL player Eric Decker (L) and singer Jessie James Decker attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: (L-R) Brittney Marie Cole, recording artists Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of music group Florida Georgia Line, and Hayley Stommel attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/ACMA2017/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: TV personalities Todd Chrisley (L) and Julie Chrisley attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/ACMA2017/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Recording artist Chris Stapleton (L) and Morgane Stapleton attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Co-host Dierks Bentley (L) and Cassidy Black attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/ACMA2017/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: Recording artist Jason Aldean (L) and Brittany Kerr attends the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
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For now, though, Rhett is focusing on his big wins -- which he said his pregnant wife, Lauren, is ready to celebrate.

"I don't know [what I'm going to do]. I'm gonna go to some parties, say hey to some friends, play some blackjack. Last year, me and Brett Eldridge stayed up until 6 a.m. in the morning. Didn't go to bed, went straight to the airpot. Not doing that again," he confessed. "My wife's been killin' it out here. She's been a party animal."

"For being 22 weeks pregnant, that girl is ready to party," Rhett said. "She is the best craps player. If you get the chance to sit at a table with Lauren, you will sit there for an hour while she rolls dice. It's amazing. It really is."

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Rhett and his wife aren't just expecting one baby -- they're also adopting a child from Africa. See more in the video below.

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