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Fans mad Sam Hunt was a no-show to accept ACM award

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Sam Hunt attends the 2017 CMT Music Awards  in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 6, 2017.

Sam Hunt attends the 2017 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 6, 2017.  (Reuters)

Sam Hunt won Best Single of the Year at Sunday night's ACM Awards, but the singer wasn't there to accept the coveted trophy.

Presenters Nancy O'Dell and Dustin Lynch accepted the award on Hunt's behalf for his song "Body Like A Back Road."

"Congratulations Sam, where are you?" O'Dell said as the crowd audibly booed.

Hunt has yet to comment on the honor but he did warn fans he may be a no-show in an interview leading up to the ACMs.

Hunt told 97.1's Dave O'Brien his best friend and tour manager is getting married the day before ACMs.

"He's getting married so I'm juggling a few things this weekend," Hunt explained. "So I'm not 100 percent sure that I'm going to be able to make it out for all of the festivities because he's getting married down in Georgia the day before and I'm in the wedding...we're kind of lifers."

Fellow artist and nominee Chris Stapleton was also missing from the ACMs and he also had a pretty good excuse -- host Reba announced that his wife Morgane gave birth to twin boys on Sunday.

Despite the excuse, Hunt got grilled on Twitter by viewers.

"Sam hunt finally wins and a no show. Must in force must be present to win," one user wrote.

Sam hunt finally wins and a no show. Must in force must be present to win #ACMawards

— Mandi Michaels (@Mandimichaels) April 16, 2018

Another chimed in, "What could Sam Hunt possibly be doing that he was too busy to show up."

What could Sam Hunt possibly be doing that he was too busy to show up

— Kermit (@RealJimisSlim) April 16, 2018

Does Sam Hunt even still exist? He hasn't released an album or follow up song since "Body Like A Backroad" made it big and he skipped out on this show. Where is he? #ACMawards

— Nick from Chicago (@FearlessRiOT) April 16, 2018

To heck with "Where's Waldo"...where in the heck was Sam Hunt? #ACM2018

— Bill Whyte (@bwhytecomedy) April 16, 2018

#ACMAwards Sam Hunt "Body Like A Back Road." What a joke of a song. Not one ounce of country in there.

Maybe that's why he wasn't there to accept award.

— Chrissy (@PerryJuDo4ever) April 16, 2018

A rep for the singer did not immediately return Fox News' request for comment.

You can find Sasha Savitsky on Twitter @SashaFB.

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