Well, no one expected this one: Nine Inch Nails have been nominated for a Country Music Association award for Musical Event of The Year.

Don’t worry, you didn’t miss Trent Reznor in Stetsons; Lil’ Nas sampled Nine Inch Nails’ “34 Ghost IV” for his hit “Old Town Road”.

NIN is sharing the nomination with country artists like Maren Morris, Brooks and Dunn and Garth Brooks. This is also the first writing credit for a number 1 song for Trent Reznor and his writing partner Atticus Ross.

Did you ever think that in your lifetime you’d ever see Trent Reznor receive a CMA nomination? Do you like the song “Old Town Road”?

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