Sugarland is speaking out for the first time about the lawsuit filed against them by former member Kristen Hall. But for now, they're only addressing it with humor.

"My wife said, 'It means you must be getting successful'," guitarist Kristian Bush answered to the LA Times when asked about Hall's $1.5 million lawsuit against them.

Hall, a co-founder of Sugarland, claims in her suit that she has not been paid the share of profits that she was promised after she left the band in 2006. Sugarland's lawyer calls the suit "totally baseless and without merit."

The duo certainly isn't letting this lawsuit rain on their parade. They are celebrating six CMA nominations this week, including their first nod for the coveted Entertainer of the Year award.

"Swooping into the Entertainer category for the first time ... it's a specifically good morning," lead singer Jennifer Nettles told the LA Times Wednesday, after hearing the news. "These are all definitely veterans of the category, and many of these are people we have watched and learned from. To keep that company is a pretty big deal. I feel honored, I feel humbled, I feel excited and I feel hopeful that it's just the beginning."

Sugarland is up against Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban for the Entertainer title. They also scored nods for Duo, Song, Single, Video and Musical Event of the Year.