The 2021 events aired on CBS on Sunday night, and with it, a pair of noticeable faux pas.
Sunday’s show, which featured pre-taped performances from several artists, was no exception.
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The band addressed the mishap on Twitter.
“Apparently there was an audio/video sync issue on the television broadcast,” they wrote online. “We’re bummed about it, but it happens, especially when performances are happening in multiple locations.”
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The snafu resulted in fans voicing frustrations online.
“Please own up to the production issues that caused the audio and video to be off,” said one viewer. “I’ve seen Dan+Shay live numerous times. They don’t lip sync and it’s sad to think that there are now people who think they do.”
“Too bad on the CBS broadcast that’s not even close to what it looked like,” added another. “Totally butchered it – the sound was off by at least 5 seconds.”
Said a third: “Nice song but what went wrong on the delay. Very distracting. Is this not LIVE?”
Their issue wasn’t the only one that caught viewers’ eyes either.
Martina McBride presented the award for single of the year and announced the correct winner, though a different name was displayed on the screen. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for ACM)
When Martina McBride took to the stage to announce the winner for single of the year, she correctly said “I Hope You’re Happy Now” by Carly Pearce and Lee Brice won, though “I Hope” by Gabby Barrett appeared on the TV screen.
“The @ACMawards have so many hiccups tonight. They just put Gabby Barrett’s song up for Single of The Year but then the winner was different,” noted a viewer.
“What just happened with the single of the year?” asked another. “It said Gabby Barrett at the bottom of the screen??? Anyone see that??”
However, there were viewers who loved the show. “It was the best show I’ve seen in a long time! Great job @ACMawards!” said one person.
“@ACMawards Great show! Missing live music. Great night. Congrats to all!” added another viewer.
Reps for the Academy of Country Music did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.