Kelly Clarkson had the perfect response when she was mistaken for a seat filler at the ACMs

Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this. Kelly Clarkson says that she was mistaken for a seat filler at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 7, even though she was a performer and nominee that night.

“The greatest thing by far that happened to me tonight was being asked to move because some guy thought I was a seat filler at the ACM’s tonight  #CantWinEmAll ,” Clarkson, 36, tweeted the following day. “Literally, it made my night because he was so serious, and I just politely said no hahaha!!”

After Pentatonix singer Mitch Grassi tweeted with astonishment over the awkward moment, Clarkson responded, “My husband and I were both like, best part of the night hahahaha.”

For this year’s ACM Awards, Clarkson shared a Music Event of the Year nomination with Dan + Shay for their song “Keeping Score” but lost to Dierks Bentley’s “Burning Man.” In prior years, Clarkson scored two ACM wins and two additional nominations.

Sunday’s ceremony was also a family affair for the “Stronger” singer: Reba McEntire, who hosted the event, is her former stepmother-in-law.

“We’re family,” the McEntire, 64, told Us Weekly in March. “She married my oldest son, Brandon [Blackstock], but we’re also good friends, so that goes a long way — when you can have a good friend as a part of your family.”

The country superstar told Us she hopes she and Clarkson can get back into the studio together soon, after collaborating on the 2007 duet version of “Because of You” and earning an ACM nomination and a Grammy nod in the process. “We don’t have anything planned right now, though,” McEntire added. “She’s got her boat loaded!”

Adding to Clarkson’s workload is her forthcoming daytime talk show, which is still being fine-tuned, a source told Us in January. “Kelly has filmed the pilot,” the source added. “The response is great.”

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Kelly Clarkson attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Reba McEntire attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Carrie Underwood attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Kacey Musgraves attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Miranda Lambert attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Nicole Kidman attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Jason Aldean and Brittany Aldean attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Maren Morris attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Luke Bryan attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Jimi Westbrook, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman and Philip Sweet of Little Big Town attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Morgane Stapleton and Chris Stapleton attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Cole Swindell attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Dan + Shay attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Kane Brown attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Chevel Shepherd attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Brittney Marie Cole Kelley, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, and Hayley Stommel Hubbard attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Ryan Hurd attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Cassadee Pope attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Cassadee Pope attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Catherine Shepherd and Brandi Carlile attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Cam arrives for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Chrissy Metz attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Khalid attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Carly Pearce attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Dennis Quaid attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye of Maddie & Tae attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Danica Patrick attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Anthony 'Skeeter Lasusso and Reba McEntire attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Chris Lane and Lauren Bushnell attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Caroline Boyer and Luke Bryan attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Lindsay Ell arrives for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Mickey Guyton attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Scotty McCreery attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Russell Dickerson attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Dustin Lynch arrives for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Danielle Bradbery attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Diane Warren attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Thomas Rhett attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: AJ McLean attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Mitchell Tenpenny attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Morgan Evans attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Michael Ray and Carly Pearce attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Rodney Atkins attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Kate Moore and Justin Moore attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Kane Brown and Katelyn Jae attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Geoff Sprung, Whit Sellers, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, and Brad Tursi of Old Dominion attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Chase Rice attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
Morgan Wallen arrives for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Mitchell Tenpenny attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Granger Smith attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Kasi Williams and Chuck Wicks attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Sabina Gadecki (L) and Tyler Rich attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Devin Dawson, Leah Sykes, Carly Pearce, and Michael Ray attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Barbie Blank attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Ian Fitchuk attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Michael Baum and Shane McAnally attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2019/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Jay Hernandez attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Amanda Shires attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Casey Brown attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Nicolle Galyon attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Cole Swindell (L) and Barbie Blank attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Hunter Hayes attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Abby Law, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney of Dan + Shay, and Hannah Billingsley attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Brittany Aldean attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Walker Hayes attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Jake Owen attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Tanya Tucker attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Hannah Mulholland, Naomi Cooke and Jennifer Wayne of Runaway June attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Cassie Randolph (L) and Colton Underwood attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: (L-R) Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher attend the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: Ashley McBryde attends the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
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