Rascal Flatt fans were furious following the fiasco at Sunday's Academy of County Music Awards show. It was obvious the group lip synced their song "Rewind"! Then late last night the band issued a statement confessing -- but they did not apologize! Here's why!

It turns out Gary LeVox, the lead singer, started losing his voice after several consecutive shows.

Here's the statement the band released on their Facebook page:

After having performed several shows earlier in the week, Gary lost his voice. So, instead of canceling our commitment to do the show, we made a last minute decision to lip-sync. We've never done it before, and we're obviously not very good at it. We look forward to singing live again in the very near future!"

So you make a sacrifice to keep from disappointing fans, and the sacrifice ends up disappointing fans! What a Catch 22!

Watch the horrible lip syncing for yourself: