"I feel like I’m flying": Morgan Evans and Kelsea Ballerini throw an "impromptu rager" to celebrate his first #1

Warner Music NashvilleAs Aussie Morgan Evans celebrates his first #1 in the U.S. this week with "Kiss Somebody," he admits he's having the time of his life.

"I feel like I'm flying, dude! It's crazy," he revealed on the red carpet earlier this week at the 2018 ACM Honors in Nashville. "It didn't really sink in straightaway. But when I saw that printed chart on Monday, I was just like, 'Wow, there it is.'"

"It's just like this overwhelming feeling of pride and all that kind of thing," Morgan explains. "But more like acceptance, acceptance into this country and the country music community."

"And just this year, having been on the road every weekend," he continues, "what that number one really means is, every weekend people have been singing this song louder and louder and louder, and that's really been the great part of the experience."

As you might expect, for Morgan, this week's been quite a party.

"I think I'm still hungover from a couple days ago!" he laughs. "But we had a good celebration on Saturday night. We both got back from the road, [my wife] Kelsea [Ballerini] and I, on Monday afternoon. And we decided to go and have a margarita to celebrate and invited a couple of our friends, who invited a couple of their friends. And it ended up kinda being this impromptu rager."

"Best Monday, worst Tuesday is how I'd like to describe it," he smiles.

For now, you'll find "Kiss Somebody" on Morgan's self-titled debut EP, before it finds its home on his first album, which should arrive later this year.

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"For my version of country music to be recognized is really meaningful to me because I love where the genre came from," Kacey tells ABC Radio. "And to be able to be someone that's recognized in modern country, I mean, that's a goal for me. Y'know, I love country music. So it's really cool."

Kacey says that Golden Hour is different from her other releases because it's her "most personal record yet."

"I don't think I've really let people in on an emotional scale this way very much," she explains. "I've never really talked much about my feelings, and falling in love, and meeting the right person, and talking about my flaws, and being lonely, coming off the road and missing my mom...I've never had songs like that. And it was really nice."

As for the Female Vocalist category, Kacey hates to think that that she's competing with Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini to find out who's "better."

"Awards shows are silly because no one's 'better' than the other," she says. "That's not what music is about. Art is very subjective...everyone's different and that's what's cool about it...everyone's obviously winning and doing her own thing!"

That being said, Kacey admits that she doesn't actually consider herself to be "much of a vocalist" -- so, she says, "To be in a category with some really great singers is a big compliment."

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