See the full list. Billy Ray Cyrus. Old West outlaws, Nas and Cyrus, get teleported from to , where they interact with baffled residents of present day Old Town Road in entertaining ways. The song's official music video is composed entirely of footage and clips from the Western action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2. Looking for something to watch? Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.
Who is Lil Nas X?
But the catchy hit is also super confusing. Like where is the Old Town Road? And why does Lil Nas X have a horse? What happened to his car?
If you went on social media in , chances are you saw something about viral musical sensation Lil Nas X, also known as the year-old rapper behind "Old Town Road" —the song everyone loves to love and hate. And now, it's earned three nominations at the Grammys, adding to Nas X's total of six nominations. Times , " and I know there is so much more to come, but the nominations gave me more validation than I already had given myself. What's the "All-Stars" all about? ET—because you're definitely not going to want to miss all that. It's also the top Google-searched song of It was quite a summer for the chart-topper, as he released a second single called "Panini" and proudly came out as gay at the end of Pride Month with a series of tweets. But with the latest record-breaking development, that's long behind Lil Nas X. Regardless, the star seemed to have sent a clear response to any haters with a remix of "Old Town Road" featuring bona fide country mainstay Billy Ray Cyrus—a move that only created more hype around the song after its initial release.
Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," a country-inflected rap song celebrating the act of taking your horses down to the "old town road" of the title, is currently the number one song in America. It's been that way all summer. From a charting perspective, the song had a relatively humble beginning. On April 8, Billboard announced that the track had moved from No. Powered by a potent combination of social media excitement, genre-labeling chart controversy, and a remix featuring an assist from the king of the "Achy Breaky Heart" himself, "Old Town Road" made the precarious leap from viral internet oddity to genuine pop-culture phenomenon. The song's path to ubiquity was not totally without precedent. Like Bauuer's "Harlem Shake," the first track to really benefit from the addition of streaming data to the Billboard chart formula, "Old Town Road" initially caught fire because of a popular video dance trend. It's impossible to know what the future holds for year-old Montero Lamar Hill, who goes by the stage name Lil Nas X, but he's already signed to Columbia Records, met one of his heroes , released an EP, and made some really great tweets. As the lyrics go, he'll probably ride this until he can't no more.