“Ex’s and Oh’s” singer Elle King is five months pregnant, but that’s not stopping her from opening the Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night with her pal Miranda Lambert: They’ll be singing their current duet, “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home).”  But Elle says it’s ironic that she’ll be singing about getting drunk when her current condition keeps her from doing just that.

“Am I like, ‘FOMO,’ really hard right now? Yes. Am I still having fun? Yes!” she tells ABC Audio. “Is it for the best that I’m not living up to this song’s full potential? For the best for sure, yeah! Because I mean, you know, I can light a match, y’know what I’m sayin’?”

But other than the fact that she and Miranda won’t be popping bottles on Sunday night, Elle says she has no complaints about her pregnancy — or her life, for that matter.

“I’m, like, in a really awesome place. What can I say?” Elle declares. “You know, I’ve got a song is doing well. I’m about to open a massive awards show with my friend. I’ve got a little baby that I worked really hard for. [My fiancé and I] just bought our dream house.”

“Like, I feel like I’m bragging,” she goes on. “But after this wild, very long, long year-plus, I feel like I have so much to be grateful for that, y’know, a little nausea here and there can’t get me down!”

The Academy of Country Music Awards airs Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.  Other stars who’ll be appearing include John Legend, Dan + Shay, Maren Morris, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, and Lady A.


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