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Sturgill Simpson’s tweet about the Oscars flub has everyone talking Getty Images/Mike Lawrie
Getty Images/Mike Lawrie

Country music sensation Sturgill Simpson has long been known to stir up controversy with some of the comments he makes.

Yet on the night of the Oscars, he simply made us laugh.

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Shortly after the Feb. 26 fiasco in which “La La Land” was mistakenly announced as the winner of Best Picture  when “Moonlight” really won, Sturgill headed to his Twitter page to share this nugget of wisdom. “Beginning to think I might have actually won Album of the Year… #Oscars,” he wrote. The tweet was quickly retweeted more than 1,800 times.

Sturgill was referring to this year’s Grammys, where he was nominated for Album of the Year for “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” alongside fellow nominees Drake, Beyoncé and Justin Bieber. Yet, he ended up losing to Adele’s “25.”

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Of course, the comment was all in good fun, with many people heading to social media to poke fun at the uncomfortable moment.

Don’t feel too bad for Sturgill – he didn’t go home empty-handed at the Grammys. “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” was named Best Country Album during the Grammys’ pre-telecast ceremony.

“Six years ago, I was in Utah, working on a railroad, writing songs at night,” Sturgill said in his acceptance speech.

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Tricia Despres is the contributing editor for Rare Country, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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