Trent Reznor is Nominated for a Country Music Award. Wait, What?

Trent Reznor performs with Nine inch Nails at FYF Festival, 2017. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock (8971600bw)

The Country Music Association Awards is not the first institution that jumps to mind when you talk about Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor but we’d better try to bend our mind around it because Reznor is now a nominee.

This strange fact is made possible due to the industrial rocker contribution to Lil Nas X’s song, “Old Town Road.” The hit recently became the longest-running US Number One of all time and it used Nine Inch Nails’ “34 Ghosts IV” for its base. Now the song is nominated for the Musical Event of the Year Award in this year’s CMA. This is also the first time Treznot’s works get to be a number one single.

Reznor responded to this nomination on his Instagram account, acknowledging his contribution to the song for the first time. He shared a photo of himself and Atticus Ross, who is also nominated, posing via photoshop as another nominees in the category – Brooks and Dunn. Reznor has captioned the photo: “New world, new times…”

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New world, new times…

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