Dustin Lynch Shares Disappointment of Not Receiving ACM Nod [WATCH]
Following the announcement of the ACM Awards nominees on Thursday (March 1), the artists who received nods took to social media to share their excitement with their fans. While we're used to hearing happy news in musicians' tweets and Instagram posts, it's rare to see someone share their disappointments or struggles on such a public forum.
However, one country artist opened up about how frustrating it felt not to receive an ACM nomination. In an Instagram post, Dustin Lynch shared a video of himself reacting to the news that he will not be in the running for an ACM in 2018. Readers can press play above to watch the clip.
"Well, we successfully didn't get nominated again," Lynch said after the nominees were announced. "["Small Town Boy" was a] career-changing song, I don't get it. What am I missing, you know?
"It just sucks. It's like we're playing with one, maybe two hands tied behind our back," the singer went on to say. "Bummer, man. I worked freakin' hard for this."
Lynch quickly acknowledged that, despite his disappointment, he wasn't phased: "It changes nothing about today or how we go about it," he said before ending the video.
The post comes as the ninth installment of an Instagram video series Lynch began on Feb. 23. The singer wiped his Instagram clean and started posting from scratch. In the first video which he captioned "001," Lynch explained that he wants to bridge the gap between the fan experience of seeing him onstage and the experience of knowing who he is as a person.
"I think we can work on that," the singer said. "That's why I want to let everybody in behind this curtain of what goes on in my life, how hard I work at every aspect of what I do, and make a little bit more of a personal connection."
The 2018 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas, Nev., on April 15, and air live on CBS beginning at 8PM ET. The ceremony will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
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