We’re All Listening to Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Remix With Billy Ray Cyrus, Right?
I didn’t wake up this morning thinking I’d listen to a song featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, but here we are. Why? Because the Lil Nas X song “Old Town Road” wasn’t deemed “country” enough to be a part of the Billboard chart. Rolling Stone took note of Billboard taking it off the charts, and Billboard seems to only note that it doesn’t fit in their standards for modern country music.
Obviously, those who were listening to the song disagreed, because it continued to climb up the chart. Don’t worry, though; Billy Ray Cyrus said “hold my beer” and yeehaw’d his way right into that studio for a duet with Lil Nas X in one of the greatest remixes to date. Is this going to be the song of the summer? Can we make it the song of the century?
Twitter was going off all morning, joking about Billboard now eating their words, but also praising the song. (Trust me, it’s a great song.)
Billy Ray Cyrus when they said ‘Old Town Road’ wasn’t country pic.twitter.com/U4IjCIViNm
— Solange’s Side Nigga (@Barry2times) April 5, 2019
*listens to the Old Town Road remix with Billy Ray Cyrus*
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) April 5, 2019
Me: I don’t listen to Countr-
Lil Nas X “Old Town Road (Remix)” feat. Billy Ray Cyrus out now
Also me: pic.twitter.com/sWJzOvZxIq
— 1AMRadio.co (@1AMRadio) April 5, 2019
billy ray cyrus: “hat down, cross town, livin’ like a rockstar/
spent a lot of money on my brand new guitar”
— Genius (@Genius) April 5, 2019
Me all day blasting this Billy Ray Cyrus verse pic.twitter.com/FEfv4F7QQK
— Meninist (@MeninistTweet) April 5, 2019
Lil Nas and Billy Ray Cyrus to every song on the country chartspic.twitter.com/sWqg9qVuqS
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) April 5, 2019
Billy Ray Cyrus: “Baby’s got a habit, diamond rings and Fendi sports bras
Ridin’ down Rodeo in my Maserati sports car”
— Tom Petrini (@RealTomPetrini) April 5, 2019
billboard: we’re going to be assholes and take your country song off the charts—
billy ray cyrus: pic.twitter.com/W8l2P66DPb
— Rebecca Mix (@rebeccarmix) April 5, 2019
Friend: So what you think of this Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus remix?
— Robin Shanea (@rshanea722) April 5, 2019
a year ago today i was in college for some shit i knew i didn’t want to do in life but today i have the biggest song in the world with billy fuckin ray cyrus. life can change quick!!! this shit really insane
— nope (@LilNasX) April 5, 2019
If you haven’t listened to it yet, come on this journey with the rest of us. Embrace the country; make it the song of the summer we deserve.
(image: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
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