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Rascal Flatts

Yes, We Lip Synced at the ACM Awards

4/7/2014 7:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



Rascal Flatts are admitting they badly lip synced at the Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night ... telling us it was only done because they didn't wanna let their fans down.

Rascal Flatts tells TMZ ... their lead singer Gary lost his voice last week after performing several shows -- so instead of cancelling the ACM gig at the last second ... they made the call to lip sync.

In case you missed it ... the group performed their new single "Rewind" and something seemed off.  Fans were PISSED after the show because they had a hunch the singing wasn't legit.

The group adds, "We've never done it before, and we're obviously not very good at it."

Tell that to Ashlee Simpson.

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1.

OhWell    

Gay.

142 days ago
2.

Uncle Rufus    

"Lost his VOICE"? You KNOW that's a DAMN LIE!

142 days ago
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redmond13    

Ironic how Blake Shelton rudely called out Britney for lip-synching and said there would be "live music."

142 days ago
4.

lisa    

They aren't "real" musicians... c'mon it's goofy pop-country. ick

142 days ago
5.

mania    

Live or not you stink stupid named rascal ***s

142 days ago
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terri-in-texas    

You didn't want to disappoint your fans, so you faked it? That's an even bigger disappointment. If you do it at the ACM, you'll do it elsewhere.

142 days ago
7.

Butthead    

Your a singer.,, sing!! Rascal Fakes!

142 days ago
8.

bart    

Best advise if you cant sing live than don't sing at all. Excuses excuses. People buy your music because you are a singer and supposed to sing. When you get caught lip singing you look like a fool. Two live acts that I have watched live and sounded like their records were Van Morrison and the Eagles. No Autotune for those guys.

142 days ago
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toddpugz7111    

That makes them no better than Britney or Beyonce. WOW, that must make them feel low!

142 days ago
10.

Kelly    

Boo! Lipsyncing sucks!

142 days ago
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Jrnygirl    

Rascal Fats ....really, you lost your voice last week? I found several clips on line from this week that show u talking and singing just fine. Liar liar pants on fire......https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;_ylt=A2KIo9cvYUNTx00Arwj7w8QF;_ylu=X3oDMTByZWc0dGJtBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDdmlkBHZ0aWQDBGdwb3MDMQ--?p=acm+2014+rascal+flatts&vid=3d95d9546b52423415383a3555b4cedd&l=00%3A54&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts3.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DVB.6882975875874%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dp5eVn-eN_5c&tit=Rascal+Flatts&c=0&sigr=11an2ra5j&sigt=10dfdqu10&age=0&&tt=b

142 days ago
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fandinomia    

Daaamn people. Get over it. At least they're actual preformers (even though not a really a fan). You got all these d bag pop singers who lip sync live, after dubbing the crap out of their voices in studio. Quit yo bitching..

142 days ago
13.

Wow ...    

It would be so much better, if these entertainers said upfront. This show will not be live due to illness, but we'd rather not cancel. Instead we have people that try to cover their tracks, after they fail.

142 days ago
14.

Jennifer    

Well Blake said you would only hear live music... I guess in the country world that means lip syncing...lol

142 days ago
15.

Cherokee    

There fans are their employers, lets see a Doctors note...lol

142 days ago
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