When Sam Hunt's name was called as an ACM Award winner, he was nowhere to be found. Even Dustin Lynch and Nancy O'Dell both looked confused as they made the announcement and no one approach the stage. Later he posted this on Instagram: “Thank you Academy Of Country Music for the award for Single of the Year. I was celebrating the marriage of my longtime friend and tour manager John Worthington. This made the weekend extra special. See y’all next year!”
He made no mention that it was also he and his wife's first year wedding anniversary. The ACM Award for “Body Like A Back Road” marked his first Academy win.