Luke Bryan's One-Word Advice for Keeping Romance Alive, Plus Keith Urban Weighs In on Returning to a Reality Competition Series

E! News spoke to country music's hottest stars at the ACM Honors on Tuesday

By McKenna Aiello Aug 31, 2016 6:59 PMTags
Related: Luke Bryan's Tips for Keeping the Romance Alive With Wife

Nashville was the place to be during Tuesday evening's Academy of Country Music Honor Awards! 

And E! News' Carissa Culiner caught up with country music's hottest stars on the red carpet, including none other than chart-toppers Luke Bryan and Keith Urban. When asked how the "That's My Kind of Night" crooner manages to keep his marriage to Caroline Boyer fresh and exciting amid a demanding career, his advice was equally as succinct as it was hilarious. 

"Sex," Bryan matter-of-factly admitted, before continuing, "It's a tough deal being gone and juggling kids. Like any marriage, you just have to communicate, talk it out and when you're getting on each other's nerves you have to talk it out. After 10 years, or going on 10 years, you learn when to tactfully walk away, too. I've learned when to shut up."

The 40-year-old said he is "proud" of how the longtime lovebirds have adapted to maintaining their relationship in the spotlight, dishing that Caroline "keeps the reins pulled back on my ego I guess."

CMA Awards 2016 Nominees Announced: Where Do Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and More Stand?
Related: Keith Urban Talks Receiving Major ACM Honor Award

Moving on to Urban, conversation quickly turned to any chance that the singer, who was honored with the coveted Mae Boren Axton Award that night, might make the move back to reality television following his four-season stint judging contestants on American Idol

Turns out, the "Wasted Time" artist hasn't kyboshed the idea all together. "What are the hours?" Urban initially joked, adding, "I'm open to unknown things because I never in a million years thought Idol would be something I would do."

Though there are no plans set for Keith, 48, to return to the judges' panel any time soon, he explained that he signed on to the long-running Fox series because, "The timing of everything was right, it organically felt right, so I tend to sort of just float along the river and go where the muse wants to go."

"You never know, I'm very open," Urban admitted. 

For more exclusive red carpet interviews from the ACM Honors, watch the videos below to see what Jason AldeanCole Swindell and Kelsea Ballerini had to say. 

Related: Jason Aldean Reflects on Receiving ACM Triple Crown Award
Related: Cole Swindell "Nervous" for 2016 ACM Honors Performance
Related: Kelsea Ballerini Opens Up on the Future of Country Music
The Greatest Country Music Couples of All Time