Steel Magnolia earned their very first CMA nomination this week for Vocal Duo of the Year, and the two could not be more overwhelmed, especially to be included in a category with the iconic Brooks & Dunn.

"It's a huge honor," says the duo's Meghan Linsey. "We went to the CMA Awards last year, and it was our first awards show ever. I remember getting out of the car and thinking, 'Nobody's going to know who we are.' I was just scared to even get out of the car. We got through it and we've gotten to go to a couple more awards shows since then, trying to get used to it. I don't know if you ever do get used to it. I'll have to ask Brooks & Dunn. [laughs] But it's a huge honor to be nominated, especially in a category with Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland and these bands who have been around."

Joshua Scott Jones agrees, saying, "They are such great artists and have just established themselves so well."

Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn are wrapping up 20 years of hit after chart-topping hit tonight, September 2, playing their final show together at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Steel Magnolia are in awe of the super duo's talents and career.

"It's definitely a legacy," Meghan tells The Boot. "I remember -- and I don't know if they'd like this very much me saying this -- but I remember being a little girl listening to 'Boot Scootin' Boogie.' That was years ago and they're still making music that people are grasping onto. I think there's a lot to learn from a career like that, where you can go 20 years. I mean, to be able to do that is incredible. If we could just have half the career that they have had, I think we'd be very lucky."

"They are true icons of country music, and we're humbled," adds Joshua.

Steel Magnolia, who are sitting in the Top 30 with 'Just By Being You (Halo and Wings),' are on the road playing a few fairs and festivals before they continue on Brad Paisley's H2O World tour, hitting Spokane, Wash., on September 9.

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