Dustin Lynch talks "first date" with Carmen Electra

Dec 11, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. ET

Was Dustin Lynch nervous for his debut at the American Country Awards on Monday night? If he was, he didn't act like it!

It's been a year of firsts for Cowboys and Angels newcomer Dustin Lynch — and he added another one on Monday night at the American Country Awards. Lynch, 27, talked to SheKnows on the red carpet and revealed that he still hadn't met his co-presenter for the show, Carmen Electra.

Was he nervous? Not at all!

"It'll be a fun first date," he joked to SheKnows. "Our first date will be on camera in front of millions of people. We'll see how awkward it'll be."

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We just hope Electra's rumored beau Simon Cowell didn't see any of that. We all know what happens when you get on his bad side!

Lynch has a lot ahead of him in 2013 — he'll first head out on tour with Justin Moore and will then open for Keith Urban and Little Big Town for the rest of the year. So, how pumped is he to tour with an icon like Urban?

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"I'm so excited," Keith's been one of the artists in my life I've watched growing up and for him to be the first guy to endorse me and my music is so cool. He's one of my heroes."

As for Little Big Town?

"I'm going to learn a lot from all of them," he added.

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But first comes the holidays. Lynch has been in work mode all year promoting his music — including the just-released follow-up single "She Cranks My Tractor" — and he's ready for the holidays. So, what's topping his Christmas list this year? A trip to somewhere warm and "a full night's rest."

"You can tell, I just need it," he joked.

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