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.
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?
Who is Lil Nas X?
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.
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.