“It’s the first time I’ve ever had multiple nominations at one awards show before!” Young tells PEOPLE of being nominated for album and single of the year. “I was pretty shocked. On top of everything else, getting a nomination for producer on the first record I’ve produced is freaking cool. It’s obviously going to be a crazy time in Vegas.”
Though Young, 30, says Vegas doesn’t get as wild as you might think it would when Nashville’s hottest stars descend on it.
“There’s definitely some gambling, but we don’t ever really get too crazy because we don’t have time to do that,” he says. “You’re working and you’ve always got something to do the next day that you can’t stay up late for or wear sunglasses to. I try to keep it in check most of the time.”
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“I’ve actually specifically not bothered him too much about it because I don’t want to make him more nervous,” says Young. “He’s really looking forward to it, I’ve talked to him a couple times. He’ll be awesome at it, I’m sure. I’m definitely pumped for him.”