Nicole Kidman Offers Michael Ray Wedding Advice at the ACMs: 'Happy Wife, Happy Life'

Michael Ray and fiancée Carly Pearce, who got engaged in December, will present an award together at Sunday's show

When Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban give out advice on married life, everyone listens very closely.

Looking as in love as ever, the couple walked the red carpet together at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday. And when they stopped to talk to PEOPLE, live-stream co-host Michael Ray just had to ask for some wedding-day wisdom ahead of his nuptials to Carly Pearce.

“Definitely show up,” joked Urban. “And don’t ever stop doing that!”

Added Kidman with a laugh: “Happy wife, happy life.”

Kidman and Urban, both 51, have been together since 2005.

They married a year later at a romantic wedding in Manly, Australia, and have since settled down in Nashville, Tennessee, where they’re happily raising their two daughters, Sunday, 10, and Faith, 8.

Be sure to check out PEOPLE’s full ACM Awards coverage to get the latest news on music’s biggest night.

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Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban in April 2019. Ethan Miller/Getty

“I just love being able to be here because he’s so supportive of me and has given me so much and so much confidence,” Kidman told PEOPLE of attending the show with Urban, who is nominated for two awards.

“And the girls and I love traveling,” she continued. “We love traveling together, this is our life, this is what we do and it’s exciting for us. Really exciting.”

Ray, 30, and his fiancée Pearce, 28, met at the ACMs two years ago. They got engaged last December and are set to tie the knot in October.

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Michael Ray and Carly Pearce. John Shearer/WireImage

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While interviewing Pearce on Sunday for PEOPLE, Ray called his wife-to-be “the most beautiful woman on the carpet.” She has been taking the lead on wedding planning (along with her mom).

“He’s so awesome to just say ‘yes’ and show up,” Pearce said. “It’s been really fun. We’re very [much] on the same page on a lot of things. We joke and say maybe we’re related, but it’s fine, we’re too far in at this point.”

Michael Ray and Carly Pearce.

The 54th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, are broadcasting live from Las Vegas on Sunday at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST on CBS.

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