A hit country singer-songwriter is surprised with an award nomination for this parody
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While it may not be a priority for all country stars, most would say they dream of winning an ACM, CMA or Grammy award for a song they wrote or sang. Not many would even consider winning an Emmy Award. But hit singer-songwriter Justin Moore might do just that. He just landed an Emmy nomination for a parody song that was written just to get a laugh.

Last November, Justin was a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and, as part of his appearance, he sang a comical tune about a real-life incident involving a man from Norway and an Ikea shower stool with holes that let the water — and apparently other things — pass through.

Go ahead … let your mind go there.

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The country singer-songwriter gave a heartfelt performance of  “The Ballad of Claus Worsted (Devil Stool),” surprisingly delivering the song, written by Jimmy and “Live” co head-writer Gary Greenberg, with a completely straight face on the show that night. And while Jimmy and the audience were obviously thrilled with the results, Justin never expected it would get the attention of the Emmy Awards voters.

But it did. And now the talented and hilarious young country star finds himself an Emmy nominee.

“If you had told me I would be a part of earning an Emmy nod for singing a song about what I did, I would have thought you were crazy,” he says in a press release. “Nonetheless, it’s very cool to hear. I’m excited for Jimmy and his crew. Hopefully, we can bring it home. They told me this week that they would share it with me, so it would be pretty cool to add an Emmy to the mantel.”

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It would be cool, but Justin doesn’t have much time to stress about it since he has shows on his calendar all the way through September and a new baby boy waiting with his sisters and wife at home in Arkansas.

If you want to see if Justin and Jimmy take home the win, the 2017 Emmy Awards will air live on CBS on Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET.

You can uncross your legs now.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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